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Headstand Prep

Angle-Based Images: Headstand Prep Video
Angle-Based Images: Headstand Prep Video
Angle-Based Images: Headstand Prep Video
Angle-Based Images: Headstand Prep Video
Angle-Based Images: Headstand Prep Video
Headstand Prep: Step 1
Step 1 Begin on all fours.
Headstand Prep: Step 2
Step 2 Interlace your fingers loosely, and place them and your forearms on the ground, elbows lined up with your shoulders.
Headstand Prep: Step 3
Step 3 Place the top of your head on the ground so that your fingers hold the back of your head. Stay here for a few breaths to get comfortable.
Headstand Prep: Step 4
Step 4 Next, tuck your toes, lift your hips high, and straighten your legs.
Headstand Prep: Step 5
Step 5 Start to walk your feet toward your body so that your hips line up over your shoulders and your back is straight up and down. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths.

Progressions & Variations

Tips

Avoid this pose if you have any neck ailments. Do not jump into this pose.

Benefits

Said to calm the brain and alleviate stress and mild depression. Therapeutic for sinusitis and insomnia. Is alleged to stimulate glands which release hormones responsible for homeostasis and a sense of well-being.

Modifications

To make this easier on your neck, lift your head just off the ground, so your skull is only grazing the mat, and your arms are bearing most of the weight.

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