Bound Headstand is one of those poses that people think of when they think of yoga. It requires immense upper body and core strength, as well as balance to feel confident upside down.
- Begin on your hands and knees. Lower your elbows to the floor, interlace your fingers, and place the back of your head in your cupped palms, with the top of your head resting on the mat.
- Straighten your legs, walk your toes as close as you can to your head, and then lift up into headstand.
- Stay here for five breaths. Then slowly bend your knees into your chest, lower your feet to the floor, and rest in Child's Pose.
Here's a sequence of poses to help you learn how to do headstand. If this inversion isn't happening for you, here are five obstacles keeping you from doing headstand, and how to overcome them.