There are two ways to practice the short game. First are how-to shots, where you learn how to control trajectory through set up and swing shape. Second are situational shots, where you move around the short game area and practice specific shots.
This is an intimidating shot, but it can be managed easily by getting your weight far forward in your stance so that your sternum is above the ball at address
Opening and closing the face of the club too much during the backswing and downswing will cause you to hit the ball with the toe of the club