Yoga Pose: Tripod Headstand (Preparation)

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  • Tripod Headstand (Preparation)

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

    From a standing position, the body is folded forward from a wide stance. The elbows are bent in a 90-degree angle and the fingers are in line with the toes. The palms are flat and the knuckles are evenly pressed into the earth. The crown of the head is resting on the earth slightly in front of the hands forming an equilateral triangle. The neck is a natural extension of the spine. The chin is slightly tucked in towards the sternum.

  • 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.