Yoga – Headstand Beginner – Women’s Fitness



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Yoga – Headstand Beginner – part of the women’s fitness video series by GeoBeats. Namaste. My name is Kim, and this is Kristin from the Dharma Yoga Center in New York City. We are going to show you a beginner variation of the headstand today. Some of the benefits of headstands: Headstand is considered a complete pose. The sanskrit name is sirsasana. It brings fresh oxygenated blood to the brain, the pineal and pituitary glands, rests the heart and also the veins in the legs. But it is really good for the entire body. OK. So, Kristin, can you please turn around and place your forearms on the floor close to the wall. So, you want to have your hands pretty close. That way when you go up you do not go into a big back-bend. Place the center of the top of the head down on the mat or a little bit toward the front of the head, never the back of the head. Elbows close together, no wider than the shoulders are. Tuck the toes under and lift the seat. From there walk the feet closer and closer to your body. Then see if you can just kick one leg up to the wall. Then the other. All right. Once you are up there, sometimes it takes a couple of tries to get the second leg up, but keep working on it, you may remain there. Close the eyes if you can, concentrating on the space between the eyebrows. To come out, lower one leg at a time down toward the mat. And rest in child’s pose. Slowly come up from there. Then you are ready to continue the rest of your practice.

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