Tripod Headstand (Sirsasana)

Multiple yoga poses of men performing the Tripod Headstand

Tripod Headstand is an advanced posture that strengthens the arms, legs, and back as well as improves digestion, and has the ability to calm the mind while relieving stress and even mild symptoms of depression. Some cautions to Tripod Headstand are back Injury, headaches, neck injuries, and high blood pressure.

Assorted silhouettes of men and women in the Tripod Headstand

To do Tripod Headstand, begin on the hands and knees then bring the forearms to the mat. Next, interlace the fingers making sure the elbows are shoulder width apart and place the top of the head to the floor, the back of the head will rest in the hands. Lift the hips like in Downward Facing Dog and then one by one lift the legs up keeping the core engaged and working to balance completely inverted. Use a wall to help with balance.


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Tripod Headstand elevations (men & women), outline silhouettes

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