Week Theme: Salamba Sirsasana (supported headstand)

 

I have received another special request for this week’s class theme, so we will be working on our headstand practice!

The key to getting into these more advanced postures is mind body unity.

“The mind is the king of the senses, but the breath is the king of the mind” — Pradipika

Using the breath, we can calm the mind and not let fear over come us.

 

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Over coming fear in this posture is great for building confidence, strength and balance.  requiring great concentration and body alignment, which is essential in our more difficult asanas, like Salamba Sirsasana (Supported Headstand).

In Sanskrit, Salamba means supported and Sirsa means head, and asana means pose/posture. This asana is often called the king of all asanas. You can think of it as Tadasana (Mountain Pose), but upside-down.

The Crown Charka (Sahasrara) is activated in this posture through the direct connection to the earth. It is not often that we get this opportunity in yoga, so let go of fear and enjoy 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

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