The Yoga Headstand is traditionally considered one of the most important Yogic asanas. I must say, it was the FIRST Yoga pose that caused an immense level of clarity and sparked a desire to develop my home practice. Iyengar teaches that before we advance into headstand variations, we first must have the balance and poise to sustain traditional Headstand (Salamba Sirsasana A) for 5 minutes. This ensures that our body is strong and healthy to progress into more intricate movements.
Please enjoy this video: My Demo of Headstand with Leg Variations and a transition into 2 Backbends!
It takes time for the beginner to become oriented to his surroundings while he is balancing on his head. Everything will seem at first to be completely unfamiliar…. After one has learned balance against a wall, one should try the head stand in the middle of the room. There will be a few spills and one must learn the art of falling as indicated above. Learning to do Sirsasana in the middle of a room gives the beginner great confidence.
For my “How To Headstand” Video Tutorial (including MORE amazing teachings on Headstand from Iyengar) please visit my programs page – Choose any program, and also receive this gift of “How To Do Headstand!” straight to your inbox. Precautions include serious neck or shoulder injuries (in which case there are many other Yoga poses to practice!) I hope you will enjoy the practice as much as I enjoy sharing it with you 🙂