Headstand Pose: Leg Strength and Flexibility

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Teacher: 
Crista Shillington
Difficulty: 
Intermediate
Style: 
Vinyasa/Power Yoga
Yoga for Strength
Duration: 
48
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4.96875
Average: 5 (32 votes)

Leg flexibility is a key component when moving into headstand, particularly the hamstrings. Flexible hamstrings allow you to more easily shift your weight forward onto your arms and head, and lift the weight of the legs with the core rather than swinging the legs up. Crista helps you establish this flexibility and strength so you can be ready for the final class, which takes you into the peak pose, headstand (sirsasana).

Comments

My marathon legs thank you!
skplenge 4 days ago

Boy was this just what my legs and hips needed after Sunday’s marathon! Thank you!

This class is fun and
yogasnunch 1 week ago

This class is fun and definitely a step outside of the norm! 10/10
-Snunch

This was just what I needed
mysterycheez 2 months ago

This was just what I needed for my lower back and hips! Thank you!

Wonderful!
kriskbrowning24 3 months ago

Loved this class. My body and mind always feel better after your classes, Crista!

This was so great of a leg
ElisseAV 4 months ago

This was so great of a leg stretch after a long night of dancing!

Amazing!
coehennessy 4 months ago

That class was so great, Crista! Super stretches, and I love how you always offer levels for everyone. Some fun challenges, but never too intense. My legs and hips feel like a million bucks :)

Loved the stretches
Helen Alford 4 months ago

Another good class, I'm starting to find practice easier and more pleasurable all the time. I'm looking forward to the headstand practice tomorrow!