Headstands… totally do-able


…with practice.

In class I usually will offer a headstand or two but I’ve found that some people might shy away from this pose. Salamba Sirsasana (Sanskrit name) offers many benefits that can help your body and mind. (I do want to point on that if you are pregnant,  have high blood pressure, or glaucoma headstand might not be the best option for you.)

Support headstands can be best achieved by starting in dolphin, with your forearms on the mat and hands interlaced. Once you have walked your feet in as close to your head as you can, bring you legs together, engage your core, and slowly bring both feet up together. Here are some key things to remember in headstand: 1- more pressure should be on your arms and shoulders then on your neck and head. 2-allowing your breath to flow freely is always recommended and 3- have fun, don’t take headstand too serious and smile.

Yoga Journal has a good breakdown of all things headstand at their web page.

Falling is a part of yoga too, so don’t be discouraged or frustrated, all things come in time and with practice!

I wanted to thank everyone on Facebook for “liking” my status on Zobha‘s page. Thanks to everyone I will be heading to the Yoga Journal Conference and taking some AMAZING classes with great teachers. I cannot wait to share it with everyone!

Namaste.

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