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20 min

Breaking Down Headstands

Vinyasa Flow | By Dice Iida-Klein on May 02 2012
This is a short tutorial explaining the different basic headstands...Sirshasana A and B. We stretch the shoulders, the neck and upper back prior to entering the poses. A thorough breakdown of the hand positions is covered. Get on your head and invert yogis!

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This is a short tutorial explaining the different basic headstands...Sirshasana A and B. We stretch the shoulders, the neck and upper back prior to entering the poses. A thorough breakdown of the hand positions is covered. Get on your head and invert yogis!

Comments

  • Kristal Ramsey     Oct 13th, 2014
    I was finally able to do a tripod headstand!! So excited. I'm over my fear of being upsidedown...feels so natural. Thank you so much! Now, I just need to work on bring up my legs. I love your teaching style :)
  • Janelle Chapman     Feb 17th, 2014
    This is awesome, finally in headstand! Now on to handstand!! :)
  • Stephanie Kyriacou     Sep 3rd, 2013
    yey! finally i can do a headstand. thanks to you!! im still doing it with a wall behind me however, any tips for moving away from the wall confidently?! Namaste, from Cyprus x
    • Dice Iida-Klein     Sep 30th, 2013
      Hey Stephanie! GLad to hear your handstand practice is going well. The best tip is to practice close to the wall...say fingertips a forearms/hands distance away from the wall. Practice kicking up that close, but try not to touch the wall with your top leg. That should help you find your handstand "zone" :)
  • Michelle Garthe     Jun 26th, 2013
    It's been months now since I saw your video and I've been doing headstand A and B regularly now! It's so much fun to see the world upside down without any reservations. Namaste and thank you!
    • Dice Iida-Klein     Jul 22nd, 2013
      Namaste and you're welcome Michelle! Glad you're breaking down those barriers and getting your inversions on :)
  • Shannon Stasyk     Jun 21st, 2013
    Fun fun fun!
    • Dice Iida-Klein     Jun 26th, 2013
      Fun is what I like to hear!!! :)
  • Melanie Ford     Feb 1st, 2013
    Got into a headstand for the first time, yay. But nearly landed on the iPad. Thanks Dice!
    • Dice Iida-Klein     Jun 26th, 2013
      You're welcome Melanie. i hope you and you're ipad are ok :)
  • heather ettleman     Nov 12th, 2012
    loved this tutorial! you have a cute peanut head Dice ;)
  • Cydney Dupree     Oct 10th, 2012
    Incredibly helpful tutorial. Thank you, Dice! More tutorials, please!
  • John Filing     Sep 5th, 2012
    Hey Dice. Love to tutorials. I'm starting to work up the courage to try some of these inversions in the middle of the room. I was wondering if you ever considered doing a tutorial on how to fall out of handstand, headstand, tripod, and forearm stand? I think knowing how to fall out safely would help some of us take the leap of faith and step away from the wall. Thanks!
  • Christine Blackwell     Aug 7th, 2012
    good job Dice. this is great.
  • michelle ibbetson     Jul 28th, 2012
    Primo demo thank you. Can you tell me the origins of the second hand clasp. I picked it up in one of EB's yogaglo classes and I find I get the right curviture in my neck. Love it! But dropping in Iyengar classes as I do now and then I got spotted! And it is your version 1 or no headstand. Which I respect. But I would love to know the theory/ origins behind the second clasp..Thanks in advance. Mx
  • Joel Benjamin     Jul 26th, 2012
    you rock, brother. Thank you for this, Dice.
  • Cheena Cheena     May 10th, 2012
    I've been doing head stands for awhile, but this was a great way to remember the correct form! Great stretching too. Thx!
  • Estela Dimes     May 4th, 2012
    Very helpful points on tripod headstand!!!! I now know what I've been doing wrong! Thank you:)
  • Elena Lowenthal     May 2nd, 2012
    Very helpful. I think that close together position of the hands is very difficult. I feel it is almost like forearm balance. Will practice this one again and again. Elena
  • Sarah Carter     May 2nd, 2012
    Super helpful Dice thank you - will be sharing the turtle coming out of shell quote for lift and spread of shoulders!! :-) namaste x