It something we all need. Especially living in this day and age. Too many people live their lives way to strung out, ready to explode at the next little thing.
There is a time to sit back and do nothing. Get a massage, meditate, shut down all the electronics and go for a walk.
These sort of things should be a common part of your life. You want to maintain a calm demeanor because life is just better that way.
But then there are times to turn up the tension. To act and act quickly.
When it comes to hand balancing, the art definitely falls into the later category. Yes you can teach your body to relax but standing on the hands is not the time.
Especially when you are starting out, the tendency is to have the legs to flop around, the back to relax and body to come out of position.
In order to stay up in the air you want to remain like a stiff board from the tips of you fingers to the tips of your toes.
This doesn’t mean you tighten up as hard as possible as if you were under a thousand pound load. But you stay tight so that gravity doesn’t have its way with you.
And don’t forget to breathe.
Without maintaining this tension you may be able to stand on your hands or walk around but not for long, nor will you be able to move up to anything harder.
If you’ve been relaxing this is your reminder to get back in gear.
The Secrets of the Handstand Quickstart Guide covers this difference between relaxing and staying tight in more depth.
When it was re-released last week I said that new buyers would get last month’s issue of Acrobat Accelerator for free along with this month’s.
Well, I forgot to mention when that ended. So here’s the date. You have until Tuesday the 15th. After that you won’t be able to get the June issue again.
If your on the fence, now’s the time.
Good Luck and Good Hand Balancing,