Head Stand Yoga Pose – How To Do a Headstand for Beginners

Learn the foundations of Headstand pose or Sirsasana! In this video we build integrity and increase awareness for a strong supported headstand. This inversion, when practiced mindfully, has loads of benefits! It is focused and sweet. It can bring confidence and a sense of play to your life. It can relieve anxiety, remove stress energy and increase focus and self confidence. It can stimulate and cleanse the systems – including a nice assist to the metabolism. It has been referred to as “the king of all yoga poses” and can be quite fun! Headstand is a multifaceted posture and should not be rushed. Practice self love and move nice and slow. Increasing strength and moving with ease. Enjoy how this pose unfolds with regular practice. Find What Feels Good.

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Brit Kelleher says:

Could you do a tutorial like this on hand stands?! Thanks!

Muhammad Javed says:

loved her

makanig says:

Wondering if this is safe for someone that has had a retinal detachment 2 years ago ? I had it a couple months after a cataract surgery. Fit , 51 year old male.
I do yoga about 2-3 times a week.

TalkB Asket says:

Started slowly but in 2 days did it without a wall and legs totally vertical. Thanks!

Zoriah Butler says:

That’s a bad idea

kool lolla says:

I´m sooo happy!! I can´t believe I just did a handstand. Itried it before but it just wouldn´t work out. Thank you Adriene for this amazing tutorial!!!

Amalia Cerb says:

love your leggings! where did you get them from?

Riley Hess says:

I can’t believe I just did a headstand! It took a couple of tries at first but now I can shift my weight into new poses while doing it as well! This video is amazing!

Jutta T says:

I get so frustrated doing this sometimes it’s unreal ha! At times I manage stand on my head with my legs more or less straight in the air, and other times I can’t get my other leg up. Love your videos though been following them for about two months now, 2-3 times a week, hopefully in time I can nail this pose once I’ve built on my strength. And patience and perseverance..! Thank you for you channel x

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Yashswini Chauhan says:

I love you! ❤️❤

Jeremiah Holes says:

You’re an amazing instructor, Adrienne! you-tubers pay attention to those details. “The weight is mostly in the arms, not the head;” “not fully collapsing the neck back.” Great cues for safety!

isabelle sagra says:

amazing, thank you. My yoga students have been asking me to teach them this pose and I was nervous about it before seeing this 🙂

Olivia Moiny says:

I have been struggling with this posture for two months… nailed it the first time while applying your advice ! Thank you so much Adriene 🙂

Nick Dantzlerward says:

I flipped so many times trying to do this. Almost broke a bookshelf. I have so much respect for people who do yoga.


Ramya Krishnamurthy says:

“child’s pose” = vajrAsana. I love how unhurried and centered you are. Signs of a good practitioner.

Julie Zhu says:

Do you need neck strength?

mrcochino281 says:

Why am i falling over?

Rivers_Roads Places says:

Oh…my…god… the past three days I’ve been practicing and I DID IT!!!!!! I was skeptic reading the comments and seeing how fast people learned this, but wow! I actually did it! The first time I used the wall because I definitely did not trust in myself enough to balance on my own lol but then I tried it without the wall and it worked! I even held myself up for a while; not sure how long though, next time I’m going to time it to see! Thank you so, so much Adriene, you’re an amazing instructor and I just want you to know how much your videos help me find peace every night. 🙂

Laura Jane says:

its important NOT to open your hands. I agree with everything other than that! having a closed grip will allow your head to be pushed up against your inner wrists/forearms, providing much more stability 🙂 other than that this is a fantastic tutorial!xx

Str Rrr says:

Why did this hurt my neck? 🙁

catlyn juvance says:

The best

Izabela Lis says:

How did your yoga journey start?

karambaw says:

In my culture (slavic) the peacock feathers bring bad luck, remove them from your surroundings despite their beauty, warm regards 🙂

Katherine Ruiz says:

This was absolutely amazing, step by step. I follow your video and now I can do it!!! Thank you! Indeed, the best

Andrea Vezga says:

THANK YOU! thank you so much for this vid, I always struggled with this pose and only felt comfortable doing head stand with my palms open to the sides… following your tips I finally made it !!!

Stephanie Paretta says:

Adriene, you are such a smart, wonderful teacher. I love this video and all your videos. You rock.

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