Bound Headstands A and B are the most basic headstands in Yoga. In order to do this pose, you need to have equal weight in your arms and head. Interlace your fingers, place your forearms on the ground, and cup the back of your head with your hands. Straighten your legs and walk your feet towards your head, trying to bring your hips over your shoulders. Either use your abs to lift your feet up, or you can jump into it. In Ashtanga Yoga, headstand is part of the closing sequence and held for 25 breaths.