Tripod headstand is an inversion that displays strength, control and beauty. Headstands are often considered the “royalty” of yoga poses.
Tripod headstand is an important building block to reaching the fullest expression of the inversion: an extended headstand without the support of the hands and arms. It is recommended to master tripod before moving on to practice full headstand.
This supported inversion returns blood to the heart and the brain, which refreshes the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems, and has an energizing effect on the whole body. Tripod pose can also help relieve headaches and stimulate the pituitary gland. It is thought to increase mental clarity as well as increase memory and concentration over time due to the additional blood flow to the brain.