How to Do a Handstand

Rachel Scott
Instructor Rachel Scott
Average: 5 (13 votes)
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Rachel leads you through this intermediate practice where you will move to a peak pose of handstand, working step by step through the stages you need to do to practice this playful inversion safely. Note: You will need a wall to do the practice.

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 3 of Rachel's 7-Day Inversion Challenge.

Equipment: Strap, Block
Style: Vinyasa/Power Yoga


sng4ever 1 week ago

Rachel cues the entrance into headstand/inversions precisely and in great detail. This is such a wonderful way to learn a new pose and to learn how to journey through yoga in a safe and mindful way. I agree with Rachel that the rush is like espresso coffee.
As always, Rachel is wonderful at teaching, guiding and cueing.

Rachel Scott 1 week ago

(I do love my espresso ;)) I'm so glad that you enjoyed the practice~

DjKlin 1 week ago

Thanks for this great class Rachel, love the way you guide us to the poses. This session was good on the shoulder and neck opening. Loved it.

Rachel Scott 1 week ago

Shoulders and neck get sooooo tight! It's like the little secret of inversions...they look fun, but they're also really good for helping with those daily postural habits ;)

ajlsinger 1 week ago

Rachel, thank you so much for this series. Phenomenal and NEW core work...that one where you're pressing against the knee on one side and extending the arm and leg of the other side is killer. Didn't manage to kick all the way up, but I felt like everything was approached so thoroughly that with another month or so of practice it seems like it would be totally achievable! I'm definitely noticing muscles working in my wrists and shoulders and hands that I doubt have ever been awake before. Thank you thank you!

Rachel Scott 1 week ago

AWESOME! It's amazing how those little muscles make such a big difference...sounds like you are setting a strong foundation - I love it!

ajlsinger 1 week ago

I also have to say I've been having some elbow issues for the last year and a half, but NO problems in this course. I can only assume it's because of your excellent description of form and the way you methodically warm all the necessary joints and muscles. Thanks again.

Ronne 1 week ago

I am loving this challenge. Your instruction is so clear and I like that you get us to watch before trying the peak poses. I'd like to see that done more often in other classes. Every class makes me smile. Thank you so much Rachel.

Rachel Scott 1 week ago

Hi Ronne~ yay :) I think challenging asana need to be accompanied by a good sense of humour ;)

Vincenza 1 week ago

Absolutely fantastic! A great workout for shoulders and core!! The precise instruction helped a lot. I didn't manage to get the legs up the wall but I'm working on it. Thanks Rachel