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How to hold a headstand

Maggie Giuffrida is a graduate of The University of Arizona where she earned a degree in journalism. She is a contributing writer for SheKnows, specializing in health and fitness. Maggie is a certified yoga instructor and health and well...

Turn that frown upside down – literally!

The thought of standing on your head might not be the most appealing, but if you're a die-hard yogi like me, you know hanging in a headstand for a few seconds brings about more than a few benefits!

Not quite there yet? Cavalieri suggests working your way up to headstand by practicing these five poses below!

"These prep poses will improve your core strength, stretch and strengthen the shoulders, and stretch the legs and hips to prepare the body for headstand," she said.

1

Downward facing dog

Downward facing dog

2

Forearm plank

Forearm plank

3

Dolphin pose

Dolphin pose

4

Boat pose

Boat pose

Boat pose

5

Seated forward bend

Seated forward bend

Seated forward bend

Get my yogi look

Get my yogi look

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