How to Straddle: Hard Yoga Poses Made Easy

Hard Yoga Poses Straddle

How to work towards “straddling” into handstand:

In the ‘Hard Yoga Poses Made Easy’ series, we focus on a particular yoga pose or skill that seems (or is) very difficult and we make it a lot easier by breaking it down into actionable, realistic, and sequential steps.

In this tutorial, we focus on the action and transition called “the straddle”.

This one is all about stacking our joins on top of one another with our legs spreading wide so the transition is light and (almost) effortless.

To get to this point, we cover 5 steps/drills that you can start practicing today as you work towards the full transition (step 5). Here are the 5 steps/drills we’ll be going over:

  1. Lifts
  2. Jumps
  3. Stacking
  4. Straddle
  5. Straddle up

Take your time, enjoy the ride, and always feel free to ask questions!

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About the Author:

Joe is the Founder of Icewater Yoga. Fascinated by the intersection of yoga and sport, his goal is to help athletes develop a consistent yoga practice. He lives in Claremont, CA with his wife, Jill.