Stand with feet together and arms by sides. Fold forward and walk hands out until body forms a narrow upside-down V (this is a shortened downward dog; heels may or may not be flat on the floor).
Bend legs deeply, and roll onto the balls of your feet to start.
Rock your body forward, so shoulders come over wrists, shifting weight into hands and lifting feet to come into a modified handstand (try to get hips, shoulders, and palms in a straight line) with legs bent. Hang in air as long as you can; land softly in start.