Stalder press to mexican handstand during sunset. I was initially just planning on still shots but ended up being compelled to get a video in.
I don't really practice the mexican or hollow back handstand much these days(in fact I think the last time I did one was at a video shoot in January, and it was spontaneous just like this one).
However, in terms of balance technique, it's a really interesting pose.
First off, you have to send the shoulders behind the heels of your hands, which makes it difficult to maintain grip on the floor. On top of that, there's not really any good way to save the balance if it goes off center, so you need to be pretty solid.
The other interesting factor is how far should you go; it can be difficult to feel how deep you are in the pose when learning it.
Breathing is generally a bit more difficult as well due to the stretched out position.
Returning to the normal handstand with control can also be a challenge(hint: lead by driving the shoulders forward towards the fingers). Finally, the approach to this move can differ depending on the natural level of someone's mobility. Someone who is naturally more stiff in the shoulders and upper back is generally safe resting on the edge of their flexibility and trying to gradually sink further. Someone who is naturally hypermobile needs to be aware of their limitations and resist the movement to not go too far, or otherwise risk placing the shoulders in a vulnerable position under load.
Either way it's a cool looking pose, just remember to develop it slowly and methodically.
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