First thing to understand is that we want to place the CROWN of the head on the floor, not the forehead. If you place the palm of your hand on to your forehead, where your fingertips are – this is the crown of your head and that is the part you need to put on the floor.
You are welcome to use a wall in case you don’t feel comfortable going upside down in the middle of a room.
- Step 1
Starting from tabletop position, interlace your fingers and place the crown of your head on the floor with the back of your head against your hands.
The outer edge of your hands, wrists, forearms and elbows are the foundation for your headstand.
- Step 2
Straighten the legs and lift your hips up.
Lengthen the spine and press the forearms, wrists and hands in the floor.
Keep most of your weight in the arms, so that the pressure is light on the head.
- Step 3
Walk your feet as much as you can towards your arms until your hips are stacked directly over your shoulders.
Remember to keep your elbows inward and close together.
- Step 4
Slowly bring one knee towards your chest and then the other.
Stay here and find balance until you feel stable.
- Step 5
Straighten the legs up into the air while engaging the core.
Remember to draw your ribs inward, to create a hollow body and ultimately keeping a straight headstand.
Hold between 5 – 10 breaths.
When you are ready to come down, come down one leg at a time.