Have you ever wanted to know how to do a headstand?
Do you know the simple version of doing a headstand is called a tripod exercise?
Today, I’m going to show you step-by-step how to safely do a headstand.
First, let’s start with getting you used to the head-over-heels position.
The blood rushing to your head can be overwhelming at first…
So to get used to this position, only hold in place for 5-10 seconds at a time.
Then, after practicing for a week or so, increase your hold time for 5-10 seconds.
How to Do a Headstand
Perform the tripod exercise in a clutter-free area with a thick mat until you become comfortable with this movement.
The downward position leaves you a bit more vulnerable to injury if not performed with care and deliberation.
- Place your palms on the ground with your elbows bent at 90°, and the top of your head just above (in the middle) of your hands.
- Slowly lift one leg and place it on your elbow.
- Then, gradually lift the other leg and place it into your other elbow.
- Hold this position.
- You should feel discomfort, but NO pain in this position.
- Hold this position for 5-10 seconds at first.
- Gradually work up to holding 1 minute.
- When you have grown comfortable with this position, extend one leg to the ceiling and hold.
- Then, when you are comfortable with that position, extend both legs to the ceiling.
- This isometric exercise requires great balance and focused breathing.
- Take your time and progress ONLY when you are physically ready and able.
More Advanced Exercises Like the Tripod Exercise
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You should consult a qualified medical professional before starting this or any other health & fitness program. As with any exercise or diet program, if at any time you experience any discomfort, pain or duress of any sort, stop immediately and consult your physician. The creators, producers, participants, advertisers and distributors of this program disclaim any liabilities or losses in connection with the exercises or advice herein. Any equipment or workout area that is used should be thoroughly inspected as free of danger, flaw or compromise, ahead of use and the user assumes all responsibility when performing any movements contained in this blog.
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