Now you're ready to try the easiest version of headstand. Since your hands and head are on the floor, the greater surface area helps you stay balanced. If it hurts your head, fold your mat up, making sure your head and hands are on the same thickness of mat.
Sit on your knees and place your head and hands on the mat. Your hands should be directly underneath your elbows, not in line with your head. If you're doing it right, you should be able to see your hands in front of you. Straighten your legs and place your right knee on your right tricep and do the same with your left knee. Bring your feet together. Hold here for five deep breaths. If you're feeling ready, start to use your abs to lift your knees off your arms. Lift a few inches, and then lower them back to your triceps — this is a killer move for your core.