To headstand or not to headstand

Mindfulness: more than stress-reduction
December 2, 2015
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To headstand or not to headstand

Headstand/Sirsasana

Headstand: Here you can see an example of how impaired shoulder mobility can cause arching of the lower back.

A lot of my students ask me about if I think that headstand (sirsasana) should be taught or not. My general answer is a diversion: “headstand is a very complicated posture with many moving parts and considerations and it’s very difficult to do it correctly without some distortion or subsequent damage.” A few years ago I came acros this article and I think it goes into much more depth and explores the pro’s and con’s in a balanced and thougt provoking way. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

https://yogainternational.com/article/view/king-and-queen-no-more

James
James
James Happe is a yoga teacher, mindfulness coach and and psychology student residing in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has been teaching yoga and meditation since 2006 and has received teaching certifications in the Iyengar, Jivamukti and Hatha yoga methods.

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