The main benefits and techniques of practicing yoga headstand.
Handstand is a very valuable part of yoga, but many people find it difficult, but it can be modified to make it suitable for beginners. In other words, for beginners who are still practicing the necessary strength and flexibility, they can also find a handstand that suits them.
The benefits of practicing yoga headstand
Handstand can supply fresh blood to brain cells, make brain cells full of vitality, relieve depression, improve the clarity and concentration of thinking, and enhance memory;
Handstand can stimulate the pituitary gland and pineal gland, improve the endocrine status, relieve the symptoms of menopause, and have an auxiliary treatment effect on asthma, hair loss, and insomnia;
Handstand can strengthen arms, legs and spine, make the body more fit, prevent varicose veins, and relieve leg fatigue and pain;
Regular practice of the inverted pose can significantly increase the hemoglobin in the blood and delay aging. It is an excellent way for yogis to "freeze age".
Yoga handstand practice, it’s not difficult for beginners to master it step by step
1, three-point dolphin
This is a great posture to start headstand! Keep your fingers open and tighten your elbows to both sides to lengthen your spine. Maintain 5 even breaths.
2. Three point handstand
If you are ready to lift your feet off the ground, try a three-point handstand. Starting with the three-point dolphin pose, first place one knee on your triceps and, if possible, place the other knee on the other triceps.
3. Preparation for L-shaped handstand against the wall
Use the wall to start handstand exercises. Starting from the tabletop style, the soles of the feet are against the wall. Slowly step your foot on the wall to form an "L" shape. This will help you adapt to handstands.
4. Handstand against the wall preparation II
Once you feel comfortable, you can lift a foot from the wall and stretch it to the sky.
5. Inverted variant I
Start kicking your feet up, using the wall behind you to support. Face the wall, so when you kick up, it is behind you. Keep your legs active. Try to balance your legs, and if possible, practice for about 5 minutes a day.
6. Inverted variant II
This is another good choice for those who are just starting to practice handstand. Use the same steps as the previous posture, but when kicking up, bend one leg and bring it closer to the chest.
The inverted posture has many health benefits, but the ability to obtain these benefits largely depends on a person’s ability to comfortably hold and breathe deeply in these sometimes challenging postures. If you find these poses uncomfortable or difficult, it is better to modify or just do other yoga poses to strengthen these parts.
Before practicing physically, make sure your instructor knows your physical health so that the yoga instructor can tell you which pose is best for you. If you have a previous neck injury or high blood pressure in particular, it may mean that you cannot practice specific varus. If you feel wrong during practice, do not force handstands or other postures. In terms of assistance, it is recommended to wear a yoga vest and elastic leggings suit, which is more convenient for you to exercise