The Headstand And It’s Benefits

Headstand on the beach

Standing on your head once or twice a day keeps the stress away!

I like that tagline, as headstands really have a relaxing and meditative effect on your mind and therefore help reduce stress levels. Practicing the headstand at least two times a day keeps me balanced and improves my focus. 

Meditation and Headstand.

For those of you who would like to meditate, but find it boring, I highly recommend trying this option.

Headstand and Meditation go hand in hand, as you have to devote your full focus to master the pose and stay in it for any length of time. If you let your mind race around, before you know it, you’ll fall! So, try to meditate and stand on your head, it’s fun!

You can check out my “how to master the headstand video” here.

I’m grateful that I discovered and learned how to stand on my head. It’s a fantastic exercise for body and mind, which is why I include it in my daily routine.

The headstand is a powerful pose and supports your overall health. Let’s take a look at why you should ad the headstand to your daily routine.

The Benefits of the Headstand:

  • Relieves Stress
  • Increases Focus
  • Increases Blood Flow to Your Eyes and Brain
  • Strengthens Shoulders, Arms, Neck, Upper Back and Core
  • Reduces Pressure and Swelling in Legs, Ankles, and Feet
  • Stimulates the Lymphatic System
  • Improves Digestion
  • Supports Lung Function
  • Improves Sleep
  • Supports Eyesight
  • Can Relieve Cold Symptoms

Advanced Headstand Poses:

Once you have mastered the classic headstand pose, and you can hold it for 2 to 5-minutes, you can begin to move on to the advanced poses.

The advanced poses involve you varying your leg positioning. You can do the sideways or forward splits, and all kinds of other poses. Holding these poses requires a surprising amount of focus and core strength. 

Headstands then become a seriously tough exercise in your calisthenics or bodyweight workout routine. And that’s why I love the headstand so much; it doubles as a relaxing meditative pose, and a cool strength training move, greatly supporting your overall health and wellbeing.

Advanced Headstands:

split headstand
Forward Split Headstand
doing the headstand
Side split Headstand
Side Split Headstand

Learn and master the headstand. It’s easy to do on your own. All you need is patience, determination, and confidence in yourself because you can do it!

Give it a try and let me know how it went, and feel free to send your video while learning. It’s fun to watch your progress later on, once you can do it!

Thanks for reading.

Rob Hourmont

Former Olympic Athlete, certified Health Coach & Writer

“It is my mission to educate people on how to lose weight, how to build a healthy, strong heart, body, and mind, supporting a longer life.”

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