Yoga Pose: Supported Headstand (Preparation)

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  • Supported Headstand (Preparation)

  • Category:
    Arm and Leg Support / Forward Bend
  • Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Description:

    In this inverted posture the body’s weight is balanced between the crown of the head, interlaced fingers (pinky fingers spoon), forearms and the knees. The interlaced fingers are wrapped around the head with the forearms narrowed to secure the head and protect the neck. At the same time the back ribs are pushed back to widen the back body as the shoulder blades move away from the ears and pull together securing a safe and strong starting position for full Supported Headstand. The gaze is naturally towards the knees.

  • Benefits:

    Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression. Stimulates the pituitary and pineal glands. Strengthens the arms, legs and spine. Strengthens the lungs. Tones the abdominal organs. Improves digestion. Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause. Therapeutic for asthma, infertility, insomnia and sinusitis.