The shoulder stand is a name for a movement pictured below.
However it’s also the name for the bottom of a press position as you’ll learn in this video here.
This is a great move for several purposes.
1. Strengthens the arms and shoulders. You’re holding a position that can be tough. Although your arms are fully bent and touching which allows you to support some weight they still must isometrically fire to hold you in position.
2. Strengthens the abdominals. This can be increased by raising and lowering the legs into position.
3. Works your balance. The hands must work to keep you balanced. Since it’s a lower center of gravity then the handstand, it’s usually easier to hold this position. It would make another great lead-up stunt for the handstand for that reason.
Secrets of the Handstand 3.0 is coming soon!