VIDEO: How To Do A Headstand

By LeafTV Team

We're back at the next episode in our new yoga series with resident LEAFtv editor and LA-based yoga instructor, Sam Negrin. Sam took you through her step-by-step on learning how to practice handstand (here!) and now it's time for a more accessible inversion, to most, headstand!

When practicing headstand, you have more surface area to balance on versus handstand. You're using your forearms, triceps, head and majorrrr core work. This ~10 minute tutorial starts you off with a great warm up of sun salutations to stretch and strengthen your entire body, followed by a great core challenge. Putting in this extra work, not just kicking up into headstand, is what separates the practice from ease versus momentum. There's a balance!

Grab your mat, settle next to a wall, and get ready to go upside-down!

Headstand!
credit: LEAFtv