- 2 blocks,
- wall space
We'll begin our adventure toward headstand by opening and strengthening the chest and upper back. Warm up with shoulder and chest stretches, engage your core in plank, then get used to the feeling of being upside down in a variety of forward folds. Next, move to the wall for downward dog on your forearms and l-shaped handstand before resting in a supine twist and final savasana. Props Needed: A strap, two blocks, and wall space.
Our journey continues as we focus on staying long in the front and strong in the back while building the confidence to go upside down. Wake up your upper spine in cobra, prep for forearm stand, and practicing weight bearing on your head in downward dog. We'll go over some helpful alignment tips then end with a twist, hip stretch, and time in savasana. Props Suggested: One or two blankets.
This is the final stretch and we're headed straight for headstand! Ease into your practice by warming up your triceps, shoulders, and chest, then flow through cobras, planks, and warrior II's. After moving to the wall, we'll break down proper hand and head placement as well as how to modify for different arm lengths, then practice lifting up and coming down strongly and safely. Props Suggested: A strap and wall space.