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Headstand Pose: Leg Strength and Flexibility

Intermediate III
(74 Reviews)

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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.


  • None


  • Hips
  • Vigorous/Energy
  • Twists
  • Strength
  • Spine
  • Flexibility
  • Core Strength
  • Balance
  • Legs and Feet
  • Morning
  • Lower Back


  • Vinyasa/Power Yoga
October 28, 2022

Such an interesting and fun class. Great poses and a lot of variety.

January 9, 2022

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

April 25, 2021

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!

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