Do inversions make you anxious—and excited to try them? Work through those nagging fears and you’ll reap all the juicy benefits. Here, 8 top yoga teachers share their best tips for how to find the courage to go upside down, or to try a new inverted pose.
When you first start taking yoga classes, you’re often a little starstruck by that one person doing a whole bunch of Headstands, Handstands, and Forearm Stands in the middle of the room. “Wow,” you think to yourself, “I wish I could do that.” But you’re scared! We totally get it. That’s why we asked 8 top teachers for their best tips for going upside down (or trying a new inversion). With a little bit of courage and a lot of committed practice, you might be the one in the middle of the room next.
See also Turn Your Practice Upside Down: A Yogi’s Guide to Inversions