Yoga Inversion Poses

Yoga Pose of the Day: Head Stand (Shirsh Asana)

Siomara Demonstrating a Headstand. Feet pulled up. Spine straight. Crown of the head resting comfortably on the floor. Body weight supported by the fore arms. And a Wide smile

We kick off the daily Yoga Pose of the day series (much like the Quote of the Day for Yogis series that is so well put together by our YogaAnywhere Fellow, Kimberly), with the Head stand pose (also known as Shirsh Asana). Headstand is among the most immediately recognizable poses that one associates with yoga and one of the most important ones as well. Headstand is one of the key inversion poses. When correctly done and practiced, this pose can benefit one tremendously. The pose utilizes the gravitational force to channelize the blood to the heart and brain without the heart having to do any work. In...

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