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Handstands by Nick Brewer

I'm always asked if a student should or shouldn't do handstands. They seem to be the most popular pose right now having been integrated into some yoga sequences and classes through gymnastics which is great. They are also a great tool for gaining upper body strength especially in people who struggle with hyper mobility and upper body instability and help over come fear and help aid concentration.So when should or shouldn't a handstand be offered or taught to a student. There are two types of handstands, the 'equilibrist' and the 'gymnast'. And there are some differences. The 'equilibrist' handstand is one of great balance but the body is soft which can lead to firing up the wrong muscles, pl

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