The secret in this movement is really in keeping your weight on your legs.
As simple as that.
Remember that in order to fold yourself backwards you have to stretch and tone your front body.
So it’s not really about “dropping” it’s more about lifting and moving slowly down.
Steps I would recommend:
1. take good distance between your feet, more than pelvis width. Make sure to keep them as parallel as possible when you start (they will open a bit as you go)
2. Start with the palms in front of your chest and think about pushing or lifting your chest towards your palms.
3. Reach up with the chest to the max before you take the head back. Eventually you will have to take your head back to increase the arch. Think about stretching the front part of the neck (taking the chin as far as you can from the chest)
4. Keep the legs straight (for max stretch of your hip flexors) and move down with your head only pushing your chest towards the palms all the time
5. When you see the floor start moving your palms back until you are able to stretch your arms. Your weight is still on your legs in this point (like in the photo above). Don’t collapse. Even if you need to go a bit higher it’s better keeping the weight on your legs and build the strength with the time. From this point on you just move down until you can place your palms on the ground.
Take your time and progress wisely. Think about this movement as a wave 🌊
It should feel good. If it doesn’t it means you have to step back and keep it higher for a period of time.
Hope this helped a bit. Let me know how it goes☺️
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