Yoga Articles

How to include yoga in our daily routine – Part 2

In my previous post, I have talked about 3 ways that requires minimal physical effort or time to implement yoga in my daily life. Now, let’s talk about the physical part, which requires a little more time. If possible, wake up half an hour to an hour earlier. On days

Headstand – King of Asanas!

It’s a love hate relationship when it comes to headstand! Before this, I always thought that headstand is just another fancy BEGINNER’s pose. To my horror, I was so wrong. To be honest, it is not that unachiveable but at the same time it is not as easy as it

Aligning the Mind in Headstand

The crown chakra (sahasrara) is infamously known to give us access to a higher state of consciousness or intelligence. Headstand (Sirsasana) is a unique pose in yoga, in that it is one of the few poses that directly stimulate the crown chakra, offering us access to a higher state of

Warming up to Salamba Sirsasana

Benefits of headstands: Strengthens and tones limbs Develops core muscles Reduces water retention/swelling in lower limbs Flushes nutrients and oxygen to the head and face Enhances overall cardiac output due to improved pulse rate and stroke volume Looking at the classic preparatory headstand stance; both hands clasped, forearms grounded, top

Asana: Headstand (Sirsasana)

  Sirsa = head The headstand was one of the more earlier poses I worked on when I first started practicing yoga. There’s something fun about inversions in general, but to fully conquer and to work on my headstand is one of my biggest goals. There are many physical and

Why Sirsasana?

Why Sirsasana? How does inversions like Sirsasana affect our body? For the first time in my life I did head stand, I loved it and I always long to do the head stand because it makes me feel refreshed and it gives med a sort of balance in both my

Sirsasana: Don’t Stop Believing

I’ve been practicing yoga for a while and my headstand practice has been less than awesome.  I know that I am strong enough that I should be able to rise into sirsasana with control and ease.  Once I am up, I can hold it up to 50 breaths, depending the

Sirsasana: The Infamous Headstand

It seems like everyone has an opinion about Sirsasana.  Either it is one of their favorite, most restorative and calming asanas or they struggle enormously with it.  I fall into the first category.  Ever since I was a child, I loved hanging upside down.  I was always upside down in

Sirsasana (Headstand)

Sirasana (sirsa = head) or Headstand is an inverted pose which reverses the action of gravity on the body. Inversions turn everything upside down, allowing us to experience a different perspective. The increased blood flow to the brain brings increased oxygen and nutrient to the mind thereby improving the clarity

Sirsasana A (Headstand pose) “a panacea, a cure-all for all diseases”

Technique (Getting into the pose): 1. Sit in Vajrasana (kneeling position), by contracting the hamstrings and plantar flex the feet by contracting the gastrocnemius and soleus muscle; close your eyes and relax the whole body. After a few minutes, bend forward, by contracting the quadriceps femoris and the gluteus maximus