Where are all my vinyasa-lovers at? Because we are here to FLOW and to play. Even if you’re just starting out with getting upside-down and the whole yoga-thang, this flow is still great for you. I’m delighted to bring you your vinyasa flow for headstand!
If you’re newer to headstand, read on for my tips below! And if you’re looking for tips with your arm balances and inversions in general, fill out the form below and I’ll send you tips for 10 of my favorite poses.
Enjoy the flow and let me know how you liked it.
Tips for Headstand
With any pose your body’s not used to being in, it’s crucial to feel prepared! No one wants to leave yoga with a neck injury because your core wasn’t activated. Always be sure to do your sun salutations, planks, burpees – whatever! Just get into a place of feeling strong.
Related: Yoga Poses for Core Strength
Getting upside-down is intimidating – that’s all there is to it. There’s absolutely a chance that you’ll fall and that you’ll feel uncomfortable. BUT that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it. With a little bit of practice, you’ll definitely get there.
You don’t have to start by kicking up! Start by finding your foundation, walking the feet forward and maybe gently lifting a leg up. You’ll start to feel comfortable in this position and you’ll know when you’re prompted to move past the edge a bit.
With any new skill, it’s tempting to want to dive right in and be good at it right away. Sometimes that happens and sometimes it doesn’t.
If you’re feeling a big unnerved about getting upside-down – let yourself move slowly. Allow yourself to feel okay starting small, warming up well as you practice. It’s just yoga after all. 🙂 Eventually you’ll feel strong because you’ve given yourself time.
Always remember that if you don’t get it on the first few tries or if you have an off day – keep practicing. You may lift right up some days and your legs may feel uber heavy the next. It’s the way it goes with learning new things, and it doesn’t mean you’ve ‘lost it’. It’s just an off day.