Headstand in an opportunity to turn your everything – including a frown – upside down. It’s a challenge, mind and body, to overcome fears of being in an unusual state and to lift your body overhead. Every time you carefully exit the pose, try to enter life rightside-up with fresh eyes.
Modify: If you aren’t comfortable, don’t push yourself! Work on a half handstand or handstand first. Dolphin push-ups can also help build the shoulder strength and hamstring flexibility helpful to lifting up into headstand.
Skip it: If you have any neck or shoulder issues, don’t do this pose.
Be mindful: If you’re wearing a ponytail, be sure to lower it so that ponytail is near the base of your neck. Once you are in the pose, think about lifting your feet into the sky, feeling them pull upward, straightening your spine and making you weightless.