This video is about Yoga for Beginners – Learn how to get into Headstand.
Today, I am sharing how I teach the 8 steps to practise Headstand – Sirsasana, the 1st of 12 main Yoga Postures in the Sivananda tradition – there is no need to buy yoga pants if you are a beginner; start with comfortable clothes and follow my lessons.
You can use any yoga mat for your morning practice. Ensure you remove any yoga blocks, wheels, or other yoga props from your practice area.
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Lower your body so your buttocks rest on your heels, as in Child’s Pose.
Step 1 – Define the Space rest in Child’s’ Pose – tip: visualise yourself in Sirsasana, and develop a Can Do attitude
Step 2 – Form a solid Triangle Base – tip: measure the distance using the whole palm, including the thumbs.
Step 3 – Crown of the Head to Floor – tip: tuck the chin slightly in!
Step 4 – Straighten Knees & Lift the Hips – tip: keep the legs straight!
Step 5 – Walk the Feet Forward with Straight legs – tip: reach the tipping point before you stop!
Step 6 – Knees to Chest – tip: one knee after the other.
Step 7 – Straighten the Hips – tip: keep the knees bent and point them to the ceiling.
Step 8 – Straighten the Knees – tip: bring the lowest rips back and engage your abdomen. Reverse the steps to come out after the asana.
Sirsasana is an inverted asana in modern yoga as exercise; it was described as both an asana (steady pose) and a mudra in classical Hatha Yoga. It’s an asana in which you balance on your elbows, arms, and head. Known as the King of the Asanas because of its remarkable benefits, the Headstand is excellent for improving concentration and increasing memory. In addition, people who practice Sirsasana regularly tend to have slower respiration and heart rates.
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