How to Achieve the Perfect Headstand Pose

Shirshasana or the Headstand Pose is an excellent strength building pose that requires full engagement of the body and mind. 

Young woman doing yoga in the park in a headstand pose beside a tree on top of a purple eco friendly yoga mat. She is wearing all black yoga attire and her hair is in a pony tail. The trees behind her are very green.



  • Develops the whole body beautifully
  • Straightens the shoulders, arms, wrists, and expands the chest fully

The Pose

  • Exhale, bend forward hinging from the hips placing the palms on the floor, shoulder-width apart one foot away from the wall slightly bend the left knee
  • Inhale, swing the right leg up against the wall, quickly following with the left leg, or jump both legs up together
  • Balance both legs against the wall and bring the head back into the neck, the chin reaching forward, try to balance away from the wall
  • Keep the legs straight and the feet pointed or flexed 

Breaths: Hold for 3-5 breaths


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