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Supported Headstand Pose

Angle-Based Images: Supported Headstand Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Supported Headstand Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Supported Headstand Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Supported Headstand Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Supported Headstand Pose Video
Supported Headstand Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Pile two stacks of three yoga blocks each against the wall a little more than head-width apart with blocks on their thinnest height and the medium part of the blocks against the wall.
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Supported Headstand Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Kneel facing the wall and place your hands on the ground in front of the blocks, fingertips grazing the blocks.
Supported Headstand Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Place your shoulders on the blocks, pointing your head toward the ground.
Supported Headstand Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Lengthen your legs and walk your feet toward your hands.
Supported Headstand Pose: Step 5
Step 5 Bend one knee in and bring your heel to your butt.
Supported Headstand Pose: Step 6
Step 6 Bend your other knee in and bring your heel toward your butt. Breathe in this egg shape.
Supported Headstand Pose: Step 7
Step 7 Slowly lengthen your legs as you reach your feet toward the ceiling. Feet can relax on the wall if you prefer. Try to breathe here for at least three deep breaths.

Progressions & Variations

Tips

Do not jump into this pose.

Benefits

Lengthens the spine. Strengthens arms, shoulders, core, and lungs. Said to calm the brain and alleviate stress and mild depression. Therapeutic for sinusitis. Is alleged to stimulate glands which release hormones responsible for homeostasis and a sense of well-being. Thought to improve digestion.

Modifications

To make this easier, allow your feet to rest on the wall.

Related Exercises

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