#IYPOW (Inspire Yoga Pose of the Week): Headstand (view video demonstration)
Headstand is a powerful inversion that teaches the body and mind how to build strength, practice patience and find stability. There are many variations of this posture, but we recommend Supported Headstand (Salamba Sirsasana) because it takes much of the pressure out of the head and neck and teaches you to rely more on the strength in the arms, back and core. Here’s what Inspire Yoga Teacher, Mary had to say about it:
“I love supported headstand because it is a mirror of the evolution of my asana practice. It was one of my first “goal” poses and now it’s one go to when I really want to feel strong and tap into the mind/body unity that is required for it to be done safely.”
Follow the instructions below to find your pose and pause at any point that you feel you have found enough challenge for today in.
No matter where you land in the pose, don’t forget to breathe!
A new #IYPOW (Inspire Yoga Pose of the Week) is introduced on our Instagram every Sunday. You are then invited to join in with us by posting your own interpretation of the pose and a short thought or inspiration that you receive from the particular posture that week. Make sure to use hashtag #IYPOW so we can see your pictures! Each month, one person (who shared and hashtagged) will be chosen to win an exclusive Inspire Yoga merchandise prize!
All you have to do is be willing to share!