Salama Sirsasana is an advanced yoga move that strengthens the arms, legs, spine and lungs, tones the abdominals, and relieves depression. To prepare for headstand, you may use the following poses to strengthen your upper body. Upper pushup position, Lower pushup position, and downward facing dog. If you cannot perform headstand, trying building strength and letting your legs rest before raising them. This video will show you how to perform a yoga-style headstand in a safe and effective manner.