Practicing handstand pose has many benefits, including:
- Improves balance
- Strengthens the hands and wrists
- Promotes core strength
- Strengthens spine and bones
- Improves digestion
- Stimulates lung function
- Improves circulation
- Aids in heart health
In addition to these physical benefits, performing a handstand boosts the practitioner's confidence level, alleviates stress and improves focus. The inverted blood flow soothes the nervous system, promoting a feeling of calm and balance.
Handstand pose should be followed with a resting pose, such as child's pose (balasana). Beginners and those with limited balance can practice this pose near a wall to use it as support until they master the pose.