Progressing to Headstand

Vinyasa Yoga
Yoga for Strength
Class Description: 

This is the perfect video for those aspiring to do headstand or simply to do headstand better. Fiji guides you through a flow that prepares the body for the strength and flexibility that well-executed headstand requires. She then demonstrates how to move into headstand safely with a partner or against a wall.

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Average: 4.8 (42 votes)


Great class. I will try to do it on a regular basis, twice a week and hopefully it will help me with my headstand. Thank you Fiji.

What a beautiful class. Nice, gentle music, clear instructions. I did my first ever successful headstand without having to jump or push my legs up! Thanks :)

Great class! Managed my first successful (albeit short) full forearm inversion. Love having these videos at home - I skip all of the inversions other than crow in group classes because I don't want to fall on anyone. Today, I just toppled over into the bookshelf. I will definitely be coming back to this once my arms and shoulders get over how sore they are undoubtedly going to be.

So, I'm there enjoying my shavasana after this wonderful practice, I'm all in the moment, when a mosquito comes buzzing around my ear, and ruins the moment. Now I have to do it all over again.

I love all Fiji classes. This one challenges me with regards to a headstand Thank you Fiji for all your classes. I have been practising some of them for over a year and they always offer room for progress. You cannot be bored of any of them. Progress in yoga is like an infinity and the journey is wonderful. Thank you Fiji and thank you David for such a great gift of You are with me every day.

This was a great class, I could feel my upper body getting warm and energized. I will definitely repeat it and work up to a headstand.

This is an amazing class; a powerful flow and I just love the calm and precise teaching style of Fiji McAlpine. Thank you!
As usual, I could not finish a class that concentrates too much on inversions, but this is just because I have an angioma in my forehead that really hurts when I stay too much time with my head dropped down. So, it' all good: it's just the way I'm built :)
Again thank you Fiji, this was the longest I've ever been able to do lots of inversions and it's all due to your amazing ability to create well balanced and progressive flows :)

I was always affraid of going into headstand but this practice made me feel ready and made headstand feel sooo easy. I've been doing a lot of Fijis videos and i must say that she is an amazing teacher. Good job ! Namaste

This class was awesome- challenging but pushed me enough to successfully get my first headstand. I've never attempted in a class before, because I've always been afraid of falling on someone. I felt warmed up and ready by the time I reached that portion of the video, and the instruction was great. Thanks!

I have been able to get into headstand but not previously with the double leg lift. I also have been "dumping" too much into my neck. This class was wonderful in both the preparatory asanas and the actual headstand instructions. Great for my shoulders. I will certainly seek out more classes by Fiji!


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