Originally posted on our teacher Linda Kang's blog: https://lightworkersyoga.blogspot.ca/2016/11/headstand-what-are-we-working.html
Though, this pose is called "head"-stand, there is little to no weight pressing on the crown of the head. It is all arms and shoulders, and a tight core. Inversions are fun! and can reconnect us with our inner child. It's also nice to be upside down and change your perspective from time-to-time, don't you think?
Headstands are considered an intermediate/advance pose, so new students should have a teacher present to guide them. Using props, ie. a wall, is also recommended to stay in the inversion longer for those who have not yet built the strength to hold the pose on its own.
For more experience students, try holding this pose for 10 breaths. On the release, fold at the waist and lower down slowly and with control (lots of core strength), both feet should touch the floor at the same time.