3. Salamba Sirsasana – Headstand
Going a step further from the shoulder stand is a headstand. Obviously this move also puts a ton of pressure on the neck, not to mention your head. It, along with all inversion moves (those that have you upside down), are not safe for people with neck or back problems, glaucoma, or high blood pressure.
But even for folks with no preexisting conditions, the risk of falling is the main concern. That’s how many people get hurt while attempting a head stand.