Headstand (sirsasana) is often referred to as the “king of asanas.” It’s a well-earned title, as it’s one of the most advanced yoga inversions. Headstand is a shape that shouldn’t be rushed into. It’s important to build up strength and understand the foundation of the pose before jumping into it. That being said, headstand is a pose that offers many benefits and can be a very rewarding addition to your practice.
For those new to the asana, headstands can feel a bit intimidating to practice in a group class setting. If you’re brand new to practicing headstand, make it more accessible by breaking it down step by step.