A print magazine capturing the emerging culture + discipline of handbalancing

Embodying the tradition, digging into the research, showcasing the art, and fostering exchange in the community.

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Dive into the stories, art, and research that emerge in and around the universe of handbalancing and become inspired by the often unexpected side effects of handstands as a practice.

We now publish something every three months – two regular issues and two surprise publications in between! That means you’ll receive four publications throughout the year vs just two. You now also have the option to subscribe for the digital version of these publications.

With our unique flexible subscription model, you’re only charged when a new publication releases! We offer 3 tiers of subscriptions:

  1. Patron Subscription – Help support the continued production of the Handstand Press magazine! You’ll receive 1 print copy of the current publication along with a digital PDF copy, free shipping, and your name credited in the next upcoming issue.
  2. Print & Digital Subscription – You’ll receive 1 print copy of the current publication of the Handstand Press magazine along with a digital PDF copy. Shipping rates apply.
  3. Digital Only Subscription – You’ll receive an email with a link to a digital PDF copy of the current publication of the Handstand Press magazine.

The lines. The beauty. The struggle. The obsession. The friendships. The growl. The laughter. The community. The practice. Every day.

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New to the Handstand Press? Don’t miss out on our prior issues.  You can purchase standalone copies and bundles of past and current issues from our Shop.

Call for Submissions

The Handstand Press is curated in collaboration with a diverse range of contributors from the handstand community. Its content relies on your voice!

We want to fill our pages with insights into your practice, your approach towards being upside down, your artistic research, your teaching methods, and with your stories of your life as it relates to handstands.

We want to hear from everyone who gets on hands; total beginners, experienced performers, retirement hobbyists, and everyone in between, as well as those inspired by handstands: photographers, visual artists, writers – if you are fascinated by handstands and have something to share, we want to hear from you!

Submissions can take various forms! We accept written work, photography, art & illustration, but we also love to be surprised by your ideas!

About Us

We believe in handbalance as an art form, a form of self-expression, and self-exploration. We believe that everyone can learn handstands, and that community is invaluable – for support, inspiration, and guidance.

We believe that there are as many right approaches to training handstands as there are bodies, and that our practice provides infinite learning possibilities that go beyond the physical.

We believe in a place for everyone within the handstand community, whether you are just beginning or a seasoned athlete and performer, no matter where you come from or where you want to go.

A handstand magazine.