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Headstand Pose: Full Pose and Variations

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This is the third in a series of three classes that prepare your body and mind to go upside down into headstand pose (sirsasana). Crista takes everything that you learned in the first two class and helps you establish arm and head placement, the subtle shift of weight and the energy and strength that you need in your body to lift, hold and lower with control. The first class in this series is Headstand Pose: Shoulders and Core and the second class is Headstand Pose: Leg Strength and Flexibility.


  • None


  • Vigorous/Energy
  • Strength
  • Spine
  • Flexibility
  • Core Strength
  • Inversions
  • Legs and Feet
  • Neck/Shoulders


  • Vinyasa/Power Yoga
Karolina Glab
November 11, 2021

Hello Crtista,
Thank you very much for this beautiful class! As always! Happy and wise!
I was wondering for a tripod headstand - I am so surprised how afraid I am of a tripod headstand while doing my "normal headstand" easily...I thought tripod is easier, isn`t? Any thoughts how can I access this? :)
Love and light,

Comment Replies

February 1, 2022

Hi Karolina. It's funny, for me it's just the opposite: I find tripod headstand much more stable and I'm not afraid of falling backward, whereas with regular headstand I vacillate backwards and need to have a wall behind me to prevent me from falling over. Oh well, I guess variety is the spice of life :)

June 18, 2020

Wow! I never thought I would be able to do a headstand. I've been practicing yoga consistently (5+ times a week) during the quarantine (2020) and after this series of classes, I see that it's possible. Thank you Crista! I still need to keep working on it, might repeat the 3 classes one more time.

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November 5, 2019

This is an intermediate class that teaches you how to do a headstand. If I had read the description more closely, I would have understood that. This is not an advanced class for people who already practice headstand.

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