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Many people participating in the 31 Day Yoga for Strength Program are working on headstand, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to share three different ways to come up into headstand. Switching up how we enter various poses is a good way to challenge ourselves and keep things fresh (which is code for "sometimes I switch things up that are seemingly easy and wind up falling flat on my face").
The first way is to enter with the knees to the chest. This will be a great test to balance and making sure that the pelvis stays even. By that, I mean that if I'm not watching my pelvic tilt, there is 0% chance I will stay upright.
The second way to enter is by taking one leg up and slowly lifting using the core strength. Note that this is not kicking. Side note: I actually think kicking is more difficult because we often don't have a good control over the momentum and the next thing you know, you've kicked your way into a deep backbend the ol' spine might not've been prepared for. Oops. Go slow and see what happens when you lift.
The third way to enter is by piking up with both legs extended. This is by far my favorite way, mostly because it feels so good. I feel like I have so much control and my whole upper body (particularly my back) feels so strong. The key here is to really activate the legs and press out of the bottoms of the feet.
Check out the video below and let me know how it goes for you!
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