Handstand, or Downward-Facing Tree (Adho Mukha Vrksasana, from the Sanskrit adho: 'downward', mukha: 'face', vrksa: 'tree', asana: 'posture') is an advanced inversion, and arm balance. The main benefits of handstand is to improve balance and strengthen the arms, shoulders, wrists, and the core. It is most commonly initially practiced against a wall for safety and support. Handstand is a pose that requires caution and patience, but it is a rewarding pose that increases focus and relieves stress.

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