Headstand & Shoulderstand – Weekly Intermediate Class 112

Focus: This class focuses exclusively on sirsasana (headstand) and sarvangasana (shoulderstand). It covers the basics and fundamentals that will help you to more confidently practice these key  inversions. Strengthening preparatory poses are also included that will suit students who are newer to these poses. These same poses will also suit more experienced students looking to build strength and stability. Sirsasana is eventually practiced in the corner of a room. This approach is particularly well suited to home yoga practitioners as it can highlight asymmetry that would otherwise only be seen from the outside. It can also be a containing support for students who are fearful of falling in a sideways direction. Chatushpadasana is used as a preparatory pose leading towards sarvangasana. This pose helps to teach the necessary upper back action that can bring improved lift and lightness to your shoulderstand. Intermediate Class 112 can be practiced as a stand alone class, or can be combined with other classes in the video library that do not already contain inversions.

Key Poses: Sirsasana, sarvangasana.

Equipment: Mat, chair, 3-4 blankets, 3 blocks, belt.

Level: Intermediate

Duration: 55 min

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