TUTORIAL: Revolved Headstand

TUTORIAL: Revolved Headstand

Revolved Headstand


Kiana Ng Yoga

Parivrtta Sirsasana

Add a twist to your headstand!

Alignment Principles

  • Start in table top with your forearms down
  • Make sure that elbows are shoulder distance apart
  • Interlace the hands with the palms open and thumbs up
  • Place the back of your head into your open palms, crown of your head on the mat (NOT forehead, side or back of head!)
  • Lift knees and walk feet in as much as you can, raising the hips higher and higher to stack over the shoulders. Spine is straight, not rounded
  • Press down through the forearms and head, shoulder blades are rolling down back (you shouldn’t feel pain or crunching in the neck)
  • Exhale to press the legs up either through tuck, pike, or straddle
  • Once in your straight headstand, split the legs (not laterally)
  • Exhale to twist from the belly and spine, revolving your headstand (base stays strong and stable!)
  • Exhale to bring back to centre and switch sides

Prep. Poses:

  • Downward Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
  • Dolphin Pose (Ardha Pincha Mayurasana)
  • Standing Forward Fold (Uttanasana)
  • Supine Hand to Toe Pose C (Supta Padangusthasana C)
  • Revolved Boat Post (Parivrtta Navasana)


  • Headstand Egg
  • Tripod Headstand
  • Use a wall behind you

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