I’ve officially decided handstands are queer. I mean, it’s a way of queering regular standing. And therefore we should all do some. And we should all do some to this music– some of it is circus-related, some of it’s even handstand related. Some of it is exactly how you feel while doing a handstand (Zero to Hero, Love This Pain.) And some of it is just plain good music to do handstands to.
Have you never done a handstand before? I highly recommend you learn how (but as with every other kind of dangerous exercise, consult a doctor first because I’m not one, make sure you know how to do a handstand properly, understand the risks, use mats, and take a class.) Here’s an example!
Still need convincing? Watch this amazing trainer from Equinox do a series of hand-balancing-type-things I can only dream about accomplishing! (Did I mention she’s in her underwear?! But more importantly she’s badass.)
Pro tip: the song from this video is in the playlist.
Let’s All Do Handstands!
Bruises – Chairlift
Whatever Gets You By – The Features
Circus – Brittany Spears
Up Up Up – Givers
Kalandéro – Cirque du Soleil
Midnight – Dstllry
I’ll Make A Man Out of You – Donny Osmond
Gold – Morgan O’Kane
I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
Zero to Hero – Hercules
Love This Pain – Lady Antebellum
All Star – Smash Mouth
Some Nights – Fun.
Dog Days Are Over – Florence + The Machine
Tell me your favorite acrobatic tracks below.
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