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Headstand Pose: Leg Strength and Flexibility

Intermediate III

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.

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ewartluf
ewartluf
January 9, 2022
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5
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Great class! This challenges me a lot, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! So encouraging and fun!

FairfaxYoga
FairfaxYoga
April 25, 2021
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The title for this class is perfect, exactly as advertised: leg strength and flexibility! My legs feel more energized, my hips got a bit of a release, and a little corework to spice it up. Thanks Crista!

ylfaperry
ylfaperry
June 23, 2020
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Ummm, YES to the kooky sideways knee to elbow crunch!! What a tasty ticket to sweet sweet beginner’s mind! (Also, your tank top is awesome and I wants to have it).

Manjusri
Manjusri
February 7, 2020
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Revisited this class after some time away, and adore it all the more! Deep bows of gratitude.

Manjusri
Manjusri
May 23, 2019
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I adore this class, and the first one too. Between Christa and Tracey, I'm gradually progressing from an intermediate student of 20 years towards advanced, and it feels so fulfilling. Thank you so much.

Irishlove
Irishlove
June 1, 2018
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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.

New kind of human being
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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
Gingerpie
March 24, 2018
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I love the lightheartedness and humor you add to your classes. This is also exactly what my legs need, thank you!

skplenge
skplenge
February 15, 2018
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Boy was this just what my legs and hips needed after Sunday’s marathon! Thank you!

yogasnunch
yogasnunch
February 12, 2018
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This class is fun and definitely a step outside of the norm! 10/10
-Snunch

mysterycheez
mysterycheez
November 24, 2017
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This was just what I needed for my lower back and hips! Thank you!

kriskbrowning24
kriskbrowning24
October 23, 2017
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Loved this class. My body and mind always feel better after your classes, Crista!

ElisseAV
ElisseAV
October 8, 2017
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This was so great of a leg stretch after a long night of dancing!

coehennessy
coehennessy
September 30, 2017
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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 :)

Helen Alford
Helen Alford
September 29, 2017
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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!

LucyHB
LucyHB
September 27, 2017
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Thank you Crista, this was a terrific class for my tired runners' legs, I'm at the last stage of marathon training and really, really appreciated this the day after my long run. Sweeeet hip openers too, as is so often the case with Crista's classes :-)