handstand/ Although a successful Handstand demands some basic strength and openness, Cooper says there's much more to the pose than just powerful arms and strong, flexible wrists and shoulders. She offers four interrelated principles you can use to work on your Handstand no matter where you are in the development of your pose.
Over the past few years, inversions have become some of my favorite asanas. From sirsasana (headstand), salamba sarvangasana (shoulderstand), and pincha mayurasana (forearm stand), to adho mukha vrksasana (handstand), I really enjoy them all. Perhaps it harkens back to my days hanging from the jungle gym in school – nothing quite beats the feeling of being upside down.Being upside down has its risks, however. Just as there are safety concerns that prompt many communities to ban jungle gyms