Handstands have a lot of benefits, and there are a tonne of reasons to practice them:
- Highly scale-able - No matter your athletic ability, there's almost always going to be something to work up to; whether you're trying a plank position with your feet up on a stool, or one-armed handstand push-ups. This also means that as long as you're not going beyond your ability and taking proper precautions, it's a great deal safer than it might seem at first.
- No equipment required - You can always supplement your workout with some, but this is primarily body-weight based. You can practice anywhere with empty walls or open space, and you don't have to spend a dagblasted dime.
- Balanced development - While the legs specifically aren't getting a lot of love from handstands, developing the skills necessary to perform them are gonna amp up your overall strength, mobility, and balance in a really harmonious, practical, and healthy way.
- Being upside down is awesome - The (initially uncomfortable) blood rushing to your head, and stacking of bones / joints opposite from their standard position allows the body to go through beneficial processes that don't normally occur in day to day life. Plus, have you ever met anybody that doesn't think handstands are fucking impressive? If so, send them my way so that I might learn their secrets (or punch them in their stupid butts if they can't actually do a handstand).