Pictured above is my teacher Darren Main assisting me in adho mukha vrksasana (handstand) during teacher training at Yoga Tree. Today, assisted by my living room wall, I’ve been kicking up into handstand to change my tired snow-day energy around. Sometimes I just need to turn things upside down, literally. Feeling good now:)
Hop over here if you want to give it a go today too – be sure to check out the contraindications for the pose – ie, why not to do handstand today:
“Back, shoulder, or neck injury
High blood pressure
If you are experienced with this pose, you can continue to practice it late into pregnancy. Don’t, however, take up the practice of Adho Mukha Vrksasana after you become pregnant.”
My favorite alternative pose is viparita karani.