Headstand Pose: Leg Strength and Flexibility

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Crista Shillington
Vinyasa/Power Yoga
Yoga for Strength
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Average: 4.9 (44 votes)

This is the second in a series of three classes that lead to headstand pose (sirsasana). 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 full pose. The first class in this series is Headstand Pose: Shoulders and Core and the third and final class is Headstand Pose: Full Pose and Variations.


Intense and worth it!
Irishlove 3 months ago

I found an intense combination of leg strength, flexibility, foot and ankle flexibility, arm strength and flexibility, core, and coordination.... perfect. Thank you just the challenge I need on my healing journey. Namaste from Ireland.

Perfect after njury
New kind of hum... 4 months ago

I have done only the lower back classes with David for quite a while. And I am delighted that this class focuses on the legs, hips, lower back and strength. I am so happy to have found this to get back in shape after an injury that seemed to become chronic. My hips were extremely tight, pain in the legs when walking up the stairs, and lower back pain... The cues in this class were perfect, “Bring the awareness to you core and protect your lower back”, “Tighten your inner thighs to square your hips”. Thank you deeply!

Gingerpie 6 months ago

I love the lightheartedness and humor you add to your classes. This is also exactly what my legs need, thank you!

My marathon legs thank you!
skplenge 7 months ago

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

This class is fun and
yogasnunch 7 months ago

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

This was just what I needed
mysterycheez 10 months ago

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

kriskbrowning24 11 months ago

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