Sirsasana (Headstand) – Weekly Intermediate Class 211

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Focus

We are revisiting sirsasana (headstand) and sirsasana preparation in this class. Iyengar yoga has an array of preparatory poses that will help you to build a strong foundation when learning how to do sirsasana. Before progressing to the stage of actually standing on your head, it is important that you have acquired the strength necessary to support your body weight in an upside down position. It is also vital that you have learned preliminary techniques that help to protect against the risk of injuring your neck. This process of learning and strengthening cannot be rushed. For most students a period of several months will be devoted to cultivating a healthy headstand foundation. This class will help you to confidently progress through the initial stages of learning how to do Sirsasana.

Key Poses

Sirsasana, sirsasana preparation.

Equipment

Mat, 2 or 3 blocks.

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