Handstands before Handsprings

Handsprings (and ayeshas) are a significant milestone in most polers’ journeys. The first time you are upside down with only your 2 hands to prevent you plummeting back to earth can be both scary and exhilarating. It is such a novel movement, full weight bearing and balancing solely on your arms.   There are not many other opportunities to practice this outside of handstands and cartwheels. Which is why having a good understanding of a handstand is vital before attempting ayeshas and handsprings. Continue reading “Handstands before Handsprings”