There are so many benefits, but to start, a handstand is a prime example of integrating our entire kinetic chain. Each position, alignment, and movement requires constant communication and neuromuscular efficiency in order to maintain that perfect balance making it a total-body exercise and movement practice. Some of the physical benefits include greater shoulder strength/stability/flexibility, improved body alignment and an increase in spatial awareness, grip strength, spinal stability and overall core strength!
The mechanics of successfully performing a proper handstand will amp up all your other exercise endeavors too, making you stronger, more stable, and better coordinated. Another thing to consider is while the discipline and focus required to master a handstand will make you a better human being overall, it will also teach you important life skills such as long-term goal setting, facing your fears/doubts, attention to detail, focus, and self-confidence, just to name a few.
And on top of all that, it’s great fun and requires no equipment to perform, so once you can fly upside down safely, the world becomes your playground. Regardless of what sport you play, how old you are or even if you don’t do sport or go to the gym, there are huge benefits for us all!