handstand progress is slow. it takes a lot of time and more than anything else, it takes falling out of a lot of handstands. the only way to get better at handstands is to handstand a lot. and while getting hang time is fun, what’s become so satisfying for me is choosing when and how to come back to earth. I can’t yet press up into a handstand, but I can carefully lower myself. this isn’t a lucky snap - I held this position and gently lowered down from my core, keeping myself perfectly balanced over my hands until my toe touched the ground. it feels so good and uses core muscles I didn’t even know I had.