Benefits: Strengthens the shoulders, abdominals and back; improves balance
1. From Forearm Stand, bend the knees.
2. Lift your head and bring your feet close to your head as you come in to a deep backbend. The knees will separate, but keep the toes together.
Beginners: True beginners should not attempt this pose. If you are comfortable doing Forearm Stand at the wall, try moving yourself a little bit farther from the wall. Then walk your feet down the wall toward your head.
Advanced: Bring your feet to rest on your head.