Yoga Pose: Tripod Headstand with Knees on Elbows

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  • Tripod Headstand with Knees on Elbows

  • Category:
    Arm Balance and Inversion / Balancing
  • Difficulty:
    Intermediate
  • Description:

    The body is inverted and perpendicular to the earth with the knees resting on the elbows. The weight of the body is balanced between the crown of the head and the elbows that are bent in a 90-degree angle. The palms are flat and the fingers point forward. The head and hands are spaced equally forming an equilateral triangle. The neck is a natural extension of the spine. The chin is tucked slightly in towards the sternum. The gaze is straight.

  • 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.