Yoga Pose of the Week: Supported Headstand

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(sah-LOM-bah shear-SHAHS-anna)
salamba = with support (sa = with; alamba = support)
sirsa = head

Does the idea of trying an inversion sound scary to you?  It can be very intimidating if you’ve never tried one before!  Yoga Journal has a great article on 4 Steps to Free Yourself from Fear of Inversions to check out.

And here is another helpful article to read to see if you are ready to try an inversion in your practice!

Supported Headstand: Step-by-Step Instructions

1 – Use a folded blanket or sticky mat to pad your head and forearms. Kneel on the floor. Lace your fingers together and set the forearms on the floor, elbows at shoulder width. Roll the upper arms slightly outward, but press the inner wrists firmly into the floor. Set the crown of your head on the floor. If you are just beginning to practice this pose, press the bases of your palms together and snuggle the back of your head against the clasped hands. More experienced students can open their hands and place the back of the head into the open palms.

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