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Sirsasana / Headstand

Head Stand Main Points.

  1. Set the arms so the elbows are shoulder width apart (if the shoulders are too tight to do this, then go to work on opening them up before attempting Headstand).
  2. Do not jump into Head Stand, lift the feet from the floor (if the abdominal muscles are too weak to do this, then go to work on strengthening them before attempting Head Stand).
  3. Once the legs are up the body should feel just as it does when standing up very straight with good posture (except upside down).
  4. The legs squeeze together and the toes point up.
  5. Breathe!

For more subtle details and/or trouble shooting ask Jason in class.

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Jason Schramm of Detroit Yoga demonstrating Sirsasana / Head Stand.