AUTOPLAY
do a Supported Headstand
10 steps
What you’ll need
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A good yoga mat!
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Come to forearms. Interlace hands. Place elbows shoulder-width apart.
1. Come to forearms. Interlace hands. Place elbows shoulder-width apart.
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Place crown of head down right in front of hands.
2. Place crown of head down right in front of hands.
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Lift hips. Keep shoulders from collapsing by ears by pressing forearms down firmly into mat.
3. Lift hips. Keep shoulders from collapsing by ears by pressing forearms down firmly into mat.
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Walk feet in as far as you can trying to get hips to stack over shoulders.
4. Walk feet in as far as you can trying to get hips to stack over shoulders.
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Bend knee into chest. (Majority of weight is in forearms, not head.)
5. Bend knee into chest. (Majority of weight is in forearms, not head.)
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Bend other knee in finding a tuck position. Stay and hold for a few breaths. Feel your core!
6. Bend other knee in finding a tuck position. Stay and hold for a few breaths. Feel your core!
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Try straightening one leg...
7. Try straightening one leg...
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Maybe both legs! Knit ribs in, point/flex/floint feet, activate legs and squeeze together!
8. Maybe both legs! Knit ribs in, point/flex/floint feet, activate legs and squeeze together!
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Slowly come down and pause for a few breaths in child’s pose.
9. Slowly come down and pause for a few breaths in child’s pose.
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Move slowly & w/control. Use wall if needed. Practice dolphin pose to build strength to invert.
10. Move slowly & w/control. Use wall if needed. Practice dolphin pose to build strength to invert.
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