Adho Mukha Vrksasana Course – Tutorial 2

Focus: If you have completed class one in this series you will be more confident about being upside down. You will also be more able to support your body weight with your arms. Take the next step now. Begin kicking up into a full handstand. Clear some space around your mat and let’s go! This tutorial teaches you all the basic techniques and actions. Learn how to position your hands. Know where your feet need to be. Find out where you need to be looking. Start off well within your comfort zone and gradually challenge yourself to get higher and closer to the wall. Don’t worry if this pose does feels difficult at first. There are lots of helpful tips to guide you.

Benefits: Increased wrist mobility, increased arm muscle strength, increased confidence. Assists with low energy and depression.

Equipment: Mat

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Duration: 15 min


  1. Angélica H

    Hi! How often do you recommend doing this tutorial? I do yoga 3-4 times a week, should I do it everyday ? Thanks

    • Rod

      Hi Angelica,

      Thanks for your question. Handstand is a pose that can be incorporated into your daily practice. It is a great way to lift your energy levels at the start of a sequence. So yes you could include it everyday if you want to. There might be times when you avoid it – for instance if you are unwell or injured.

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