For those of you that don't know me and what I do, I'm a certified yoga instructor and have been teaching for almost three years now. I became a yoga instructor because of ONE pose -- the tripod headstand. I got this pose down pat the first time I ever tried it, so I was like hey, why not just get into yoga! After that I practiced almost everyday, decided to get certified, and now here I am teaching YOU the pose that got me started.
Let me explain WHY this pose benefits YOU:
Strengthens your arms, legs, and spine
Tones your abdominals
Helps ease stress
Boosts your mood
Unfortunately, this pose might not be for everyone. If you have had any type of back or neck injuries, suffer from constant or severe headaches, high blood pressure, or heart conditions I advice you to avoid it.
For me, getting into the pose was easy. It was easy because I wasn't afraid of failing or falling. The best advice I can give you is to trust yourself and be confident that you will eventually be able to achieve it. I will be going over one way to get into the pose, but there are a few different ways and will mention the others along the way.
Follow the pictures below:
DISCLAIMER: I'm trying to be a badass for cool pictures. Please practice safely with a yoga mat under your head :)