Progressing to Headstand

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.8 (75 votes)
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This is the perfect video for those aspiring to do headstand or simply to do headstand better. Fiji guides you through a flow that prepares the body for the strength and flexibility that well-executed headstand requires. She then demonstrates how to move into headstand safely with a partner or against a wall.

Equipment: Block
Style: Vinyasa Yoga


sstosik 2 years ago

I LOVED this class! What a beautiful deep stretch of my shoulders! I've been trying for weeks to do a headstand and this class really made it "click" for me! I'm still not able to get fully into headstand, just get my knees up, but now I understand how to do it and just need to work on my balance. It was such an amazing feeling to feel my feet just go UP and off the ground! Didn't think I could ever achieve even this small step! Thank you Fiji!!

jemusto 2 years ago

I really like this class and very helpfull guidance to headstand. I would really appreciate similar approach, or even series about handstand!

vbelair02 4 years ago

This was incredible Fiji. I have never felt my lat's like that in my life. I was able to properly do the headstand raising one leg at a time. My eyes are so white and my face is so energized. I've been doing your classes daily for 3 weeks and I am already seeing such progress. Thank you! I am battling an eating disorder and yoga is truly helping me feel connected to my body on a positive level.

jennbot2000 4 years ago

Another great class with Fiji!! My first attempt at headstands and I can see this creating the foundation for a gradual and sustainable progress into inversions!! Can't wait to give this class another go!!!

emhenry 4 years ago

Aaaaaah! I've just finished this practice with a huge smile on my face! Although I have been "doing" headstand for a while, it felt great to really slow it down and work on the foundations again. My shoulders needed that strengthen and release! Thank you!

jellis1025 5 years ago

I have been able to do headstands for awhile, but the pressure in my head didn't quite feel right. This class allowed me to finally understand how to use my elbows and shoulders correctly. I did the headstand without any pressure to my head! This was a wonderful class! Thank you!

ortrudes 5 years ago

Beautiful class. Explicit instruction. Thank you Fiji!

PY 5 years ago

Loved it. Completed first headstand during this video, so no issues whatsoever :-)

cph_sunshine 6 years ago

A huge thank you to Fiji and David - for many months I have been struggling with headstand to the point that I would start to panic if I knew one was coming up, but today that finally changed! Your class was perfect! I did a headstand! And now finally understand the importance of stacking the body and pushing into the arms to lift rather than putting pressure on the head! Thank you so much - you have helped me overcome what really was becoming a barrier to my practice! I hope this message gives a positive boost to your day as your class did mine :D THANKYOU!

Theodi 6 years ago

I've done this a couple of times now and really like it, it's a great class for building strength in arms and shoulders! I'm looking forward to being able to raise my legs with practice. Thanks Fiji