TRX for Yoga: TRX Headstand

The TRX Suspension Trainer provides an excellent tool to scale, complement and improve your yoga practice. We’ve partnered with yoga and fitness instructor, and Under Armour trainer, Shauna Harrison to show you how to incorporate the straps into your yoga.

Today we get to work on the oh-so-popular headstand. Like many inversions, this pose is all about core strength and protecting your neck. This progression on the TRX Suspension Trainer will first help you establish your base and then safely help you develop the core strength and control to get fully inverted.

Progression One:
This is a TRX Plank on your forearms with your fingers interlocked. Your focus for this progression should be establishing your base through your arms and shoulders and engaging your core for a rock-solid plank.

Progression Two:
With your feet in the foot cradles and your arms in that strong foundation position, pike your hips up directly over your shoulders and let the top of your head rest on the ground.

Progression Three:
This is similar to progression two, but now only place one foot in the foot cradles and reach your other foot up over your hips. Make sure you do this with both legs.

Headstands can be exciting and intimidating, and this progression provides an excellent way to develop the foundation and confidence you’ll need. Be sure to check the rest of our TRX for Yoga series:

TRX for Handstand
TRX for Yoga Warrior II
TRX for Eka Pada Koundiyasana 2
TRX for Dancer
TRX for Crow Pose
TRX for Backbends
TRX for Headstands
TRX for Warrior Three
For more ways to incorporate TRX into your yoga practice, try our TRX Yoga Fusion Workout.