How to Practise Yoga Handstand Pose?

Yoga handstand pose is a part of inversion poses, it is a practice to balance the whole body on the palms. It is very helpful in reducing stress and mild depression. People with shoulder, back or neck problems may avoid this pose. Beginners can practice this pose using wall as a support.

How to Practice Yoga Handstand Pose?

Yoga Handstand Pose

  • This pose is practiced from the downward facing dog pose.
  • While doing the downward facing dog pose, keep your hands one foot away from the wall
  • Bring your shoulders close to the wall and walk the feet closer to your hands
  • Bend one of your knee and kick up the other leg while bringing the heels over your head
  • Stay in the wall support for a minute and try to balance by taking off your heels from the wall
  • Bring the leg down and kick up the opposite leg
  • If you are an advanced user, you can practice with both legs at a time

Benefits of Yoga Handstand Pose

  • Strengthens your wrists, arms, and shoulders
  • Stretches the belly
  • Improves your sense of balance
  • Calms your brain, helps in relieving stress and mild depression


  • This is an advanced inversion pose, so beginners should practice it with caution and patience
  • People with back, shoulder and neck injury may avoid this pose
  • People with migraine headache and high blood pressure must avoid this pose
  • Patients with any level of heart condition should not practice handstand pose
  • While menstruation, women may feel vomiting sensation, so it is not advised to practice this pose
  • For pregnant women, if you are experienced in practicing this pose, you may continue practicing it till your second trimester

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