That’s it. After trying any other way, it is obvious to me that there will be no headstand unless it involves falling on my back (bad) or on my side (worse) or snapping my neck (worst). The idea of learning headstand without experiencing a fall is the equivalent of learning to swim without getting wet. So this afternoon I’m going to practice falling on the grass. It is astonishing to realize I could have done this without having to experience the exasperation of being fed up with feeling the signature fear of professional control freaks.