1. Begin in the position you would place yourself in preparation for Crow Pose. This will likely be in the form of a yoga squat with the feet placed on your yoga mat and the arms stretched before you for balance. With bent legs and your core tucked between your thighs, bring your arms to the side of the body, but between your legs.
Feel free to bend them somewhat as you bring the palms of your hands to your mat. Depending on your flexibility, the knees should be just above the elbows.
2. Lean forward to enter into Crow. Your buttocks will rise and your knees and thighs will squeeze your triceps. Try to find your centre of balance by keeping the core as tight as possible. Avoid slouching the lower back as this could cause you to drop backward.
Try not to look down as you will go where your sight takes you. Instead, gently look forward without cranking the neck too much.
3. Once you have found your most ideal Crow position, prepare the body to come into Handstand. Squeeze the abdomen and straighten your back as you begin to lift one leg upwards. Find power in the quadricep by imagining your foot pushing against something heavy, such as a mattress or table.
4. Bend the second leg up and allow it to follow the first leg. Consider your legs are on a journey as you discover the best way to hold yourself in place without falling.
5. Embrace the prana shaking throughout your body. Know that falling is your only fear, and to fall is not a terrible thing. Breathe into the post by visualizing your breath and stabilizing your handstand.
6. Be careful to not stay in Adho Mukha Vrksasana past your limits. When you feel the muscles are growing weaker, use a controlled motion to lower one leg down towards the front side body and let the other follow. Once both legs reach the ground, take time to roll into Child's Pose to let the blood slowly leave the head and find its way back to its natural flow.