Main benefits of performing Handstand Shoulder Taps include a stronger upper body, and the understanding of body lean while upside down. Honing these two aspects will lead to better control when performing any type of handstand. The main technique to this exercise is finding a good tempo between each tap, and maintaining body tightness.
- kick up to handstand
- body should be tight and form a straight line from toes all the way down to hands
- shift body weight towards one shoulder and maintain pressure against the floor with your post arm
- once you feel that you have shifted enough weight over, bend elbow of non-post arm and tap the shoulder on the same side
- allow your bodyweight to return to center before re-planting the hand that you picked up to tap the shoulder
- follow the same process with opposite arm and alternate arm with each tap