Headstand Exploration

Rachel Scott
Instructor Rachel Scott
Average: 4.5 (17 votes)
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One of the most iconic yoga poses, headstand has long been thought to provide countless benefits for its practitioners. In this class with Rachel, we mindfully explore how you can begin to practice this lovely pose. Practitioners with neck issues are advised to practice the preparatory pose (keep the head off the floor). Note: You will need a wall to do the practice.

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 5 of Rachel's 7-Day Inversion Challenge.

Equipment: Block
Style: Vinyasa/Power Yoga


IntiRumis 2 weeks ago

The instruction in this challenge series and the practice and tips in strengthening the shoulders and body in preparation are paramount to helping everyone reach their goals with inversions. You did it again, Racel!

Rhett 1 month ago

Headstand feels so much more achievable after doing this class. Love the core work at the beginning and Rachaels cues are always super clear and fun. Question- when working on headstand at the wall at the end should the back of my head nest in or touch the back of my hands and wrists at all or should I maintain space between my head and hands? Thank you!

crepuscule3142 2 months ago

I may never achieve full handstand but this series has encouraged me to actually start! Thanks Rachel. Being even partially upside down is actually a great and safe way to build shoulder muscle, so I’m very happy I started this challenge.

Lucia A 2 months ago

Can’t say enough good things about this challenge!
While I’ve practiced headstand before, I still can’t achieve full vertical (mostly because I’m afraid I’ll roll over). Going back to the foundations guided by Rachel has given me new tips and elements to improve my practice and achieve my goals in inversions. Thank you, Rachel! All your explanations and the chance to see you beforehand are pure gold.

LucyHB 2 months ago

This series is absolutely wonderful! Although I've been comfortable in a tripod headstand for a while, I always struggle with this type of headstand where the hands are interlinked, not sure why! I did manage to do it during this class though, thanks so much Rachel, I am planning to revisit this entire series time and time again!

sng4ever 2 months ago

Rachel is EXCELLENT at cueing and guiding through two versions of headstand. This is a practice you can use again and again as you develop more shoulder strength and core engagement.

lesslittle 2 months ago

This challenge is awesome. My body feels so good afterwards. Rachel explains everything so well that my entire body feels so strong and aligned after the class. Thank you and I hope there will be more challenges like this one!

george8 2 months ago

Loving this inversion series. I've been working on inversions and this has been so helpful. I found it easy to get into headstand from the second option, which was amazing as I've been struggling getting up there. Thank you so much, will definitely be repeating some or all of these classes regularly.

Jill Potratz 2 months ago

Thank you Rachel! So awesome. I am really enjoying this series. Like other commenters, I liked the second version of headstand better too!