Headstand Exploration

Intermediate II
(18 Reviews)
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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.


  • Block


  • Whole Body
  • Strength
  • Core Strength
  • Inversions
  • Neck/Shoulders
  • Arms/Hands


  • Vinyasa/Power Yoga
Lucia A
February 25, 2021

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.

February 22, 2021

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!

February 20, 2021

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.

February 19, 2021

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!