Here is something fun to add into your yoga practice. Bakasana, or crane, is a move you are probably familiar with if you do the Yoga X DVD as part of your P90X program. Crane is a difficult position that requires a great deal of strength in your forearms. Once you’ve mastered crane, you might just try the headstand.
While in crane, gently drop your head to the ground. You’ll want to be sure you keep your neck in a comfortable and strong position. From there, try to position your rear over your shoulders and then lift straight up with your core. Keep your core tight and try to squeeze your thighs together, which will help you balance.
Try it against a wall with a spotter when you start. Slowly, but surely, you will find the balance and strength to straighten your legs above your head. Here’s a video of what the move looks like in real time. I held this for a 10 count, but I try for 30 when I do it as a regular part of my practice.
Remember, yoga is like water in a river running over rock. It takes time, but the water always wins the battle.