A 28-Day Journey of Balance and Transformation with Jessica Oldfield
Are you ready to dive into the world of handstands? Our Practyce teacher, Jessica Oldfield, an experienced handstand enthusiast, has crafted a 28-day series to guide you toward achieving a handstand. In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to the simple approach of Jessica’s handstand series, share her inspirational insights, and motivate you to persevere even when faced with challenges during your handstand journey.
Holding a handstand is no walk in the park; it demands skill and technical finesse. Jessica’s relatable background makes her unique – she embarked on her handstand journey as an adult with no prior gymnastics, dance, or cheerleading experience. This 28-day handstand series draws from her experiences, helping you tackle the highs and lows of mastering a demanding handstand path.
In moments of frustration, Jessica offers a dose of motivation: “There will be days when you will feel frustrated, days when progress seems elusive, and days when giving up seems like the only option. She understands because she has been there.” She proves that dedication can lead to progress, even for those without a conventional background in handstand or acrobatics.
When facing challenges, remember that the most significant growth often emerges from our formidable struggles. In moments of discouragement, Jessica encourages you to ask yourself ‘What’ and ‘Why’ questions. This introspective approach can help you surmount obstacles and continue your handstand journey. Remember, Jessica is there to support you throughout the program, so never hesitate to seek guidance or encouragement.
How to Use the 28-Day Handstand Series
- The 28-day series is adaptable, allowing you to progress at your own pace. If you’re new to handstand, take your time to grasp the concepts, and feel free to revisit previous days or drills.
- Incorporating rest days is crucial, and pushing your body beyond its limits is unnecessary. Consistency holds more significance than rushing through the program.
- The program accommodates various skill levels, offering options and modifications.
- Props like yoga blocks, straps, and bolsters can be helpful.
- Before commencing your daily drills, remember to warm up for safety.
- Recording your progress through videos provides valuable feedback for improvement.
How to Pace Yourself
- Days 1-7: Upper body mechanics
- Days 8-14: Lower body mechanics
- Days 15-21: Hollow body & Core
- Days 22-28: Balance & Play
Handstand come with numerous benefits, requiring patience, skill, and the active involvement of your entire body. While our bodies aren’t naturally inclined to handstand, mastering it necessitates a holistic approach, combining shoulder strength and core engagement with a playful mindset to achieve balancing on our hands. Jessica’s handstand series offers a transformative journey to empower you emotionally and physically. Embrace the experience!
Let’s Get Started
Want to give it a try to start your handstand journey?