If you want to practice headstand, these are the best prep poses for headstand that you can do.
The areas of your body that need warming up are your hamstrings, hips, core, and shoulders. Headstand generally takes a bit more warming up than inversions like handstand and forearm stand, so you want to be sure you give yourself a good amount of time and attention to these areas of your body.
In this video, I share 7 poses that I think are some of the best prep poses for headstand. I could have added others to the list, of course, but these 7 are fairly solid. Plus, they work multiple essential headstand actions and multiple areas of your body simultaneously. More bang for your buck. BONUS!
I also share the simplest and most effective way to get into and out of headstand safely. This, of course, is super important. The prep poses are great, but they can only do so much if you’re not taking just as much care getting into or out of headstand.
Let me know what you think of these 7 poses in the comments and if you’d add anything else!
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