Core Power!

We don't often think of adding a core exercise to a headstand..but why not?
(Only try this if you are comfortable in your tripod headstand.)

Before taking the legs to the sky, create what I like to call an "egg shape" with your body= holding the knees to the chest. Extend one leg straight out in front of you and keep the other leg bent, as shown in the picture. Slowly lower the toes of the straight leg down toward the ground but don't touch the ground simply hover and now bring it back to the starting position. Repeat this several times before switching legs. It's really important to go slowly and focus on your breathing while maintaining the core being engaged.