I can't believe that we are approaching the end of January, this month has gone by so fast! I've had a super busy month but I hope that you are enjoying all of the new content I am sharing with you. Today I thought that we would chat about headstands. In the video below I chat about my tips for moving into headstands, both tripod and bound. As I mention in the video headstands are the entry level inversion when it comes to yoga so they are a great stepping stone towards forearm stands and handstands.
Yoga Tips for Headstand
- Think about stacking the hips over the shoulders. If you are unsure about your alignment either get a friend to spot you or film yourself.
- Actively push the mat away with the hands if you are in tripod headstand or the forearms if you are in bound headstand. This engages the shoulders and takes the pressure off the head.
- Don't jump or bounce as an attempt to get into the pose. Just don't.
- Activate the core by lifting the belly button in and up. Think of a corset locking you in.
- Keep your elbows in towards the mid-line, don't let them splay out.
- Split legs are easier that straight legs so perhaps go for that first.
- Don't be afraid of staying in the 'egg shape' for as long as what you need to. When you are ready to come up you will.
- Counter in child's pose.
Related: How to do supported headstand.
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