I made my first attempt at Tripod Headstand (Sirsasana II) two months ago. I was surprised how different it felt compared to Supported Headstand (Salamba Sirsasana). Though it makes sense, when you compare how much of your arm is supporting you vs just your hands.
Last week I was finally able to rise my legs in Tripod Headstand without falling seconds later 🙂 . This past weekend during my post-run asana practice, I transitioned from Wide-Legged Standing Forward Bend (Prasarita Padottanasana) to Crow Pose (Bakasana) to Tripod Headstand (Sirsasana II) as my hubby took a few pictures.
P.S. I’ve noticed I let fear and other factors get in the way of my inversions whenever I practice asana in a group setting. Even though I’ve been practicing supported headstand for over a year now, whenever a teacher includes it in their sequence I tense up and end with a shaky pose. Part of it is the realization that if I fall in class I might hit someone (LL’s classes are packed). The other part is all in my head (yoga pun?).