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Shirshasana I (Headstand Pose)


(shir-sha-SAHN-nuh)

Also known as:

  • Supported Headstand
  • Sirsasana

Level:

  • Advanced

Chakra:

Benefits: As with many of the inversion poses, when your brain needs to find peace, this is a pose to take away mind-fog, relieves stress, and boost your energy. It strengthens your arms, lungs, and core. 

How it's done:

  • Kneel down
  • Interlace your hands, bend down and place them on the mat in front of you.  Your hands will cup your head.  Tuck pinky if you tend to roll on it, or it makes your pose unsteady
  • Position your elbows so they are shoulder-width apart.
  • Come up to your toes and walk up into a dolphin-like pose.  Go up to your tippy toes. 
  • You can bring one knee, or both into your chest.  Find your balance. 
  • Slowly raise legs one at a time, or both together up to the sky. 
  • Your ankles should be over your knees, your knees over your hips, and your hips over your shoulders. 

Chelsey Korus starts this demonstration in Shirsasana! Learn from this gifted woman as she teaches how to perfect this pose. 

 

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