Headstand Pose: Leg Strength and Flexibility

Crista Shillington
Instructor Crista Shillington
Average: 4.8 (67 votes)
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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.

Equipment: None
Style: Vinyasa/Power Yoga, Yoga for Strength


kriskbrowning24 3 years ago

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

ElisseAV 3 years ago

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

coehennessy 3 years 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 :)

Helen Alford 3 years 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!

LucyHB 3 years ago

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 :-)