Asana Addict: 5 Steps to Headstand

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There are numerous benefits to headstand (Sirsasana II) including (but of course, not limited to) stimulating the nervous system and giving the floor a much deserved break from our feet. West 4th ambassador, Carolyn Anne Budgell, flips our world upside-down for a fresh perspective on headstand with five steps to master the pose. warm up […]

Asana Addict Corner – Bent Knee Pike

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Some of you know this about me already, but I have to admit: I love standing on my hands so much that sometimes I even dream about it. Finding balance on my hands gives me an instant spark of excitement, passion and deep happiness. It also reminds me that humility, willingness and perseverance are as […]

Understanding The Potential Risks of Yoga Headstand (Shirshasana)

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One concern that many people have with Yoga is that certain positions (asanas) could actually be harmful. This is especially true with headstands. The truth is, you should talk with your doctor about your Yoga practice is very important. While there can be a risk, the danger can be removed or modified if you understand […]

Inverted Nightmares – Everybody Upside Down- Neck Injuries In Headstand

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Let gravity work for you. Inversions are good for your lungs, heart, thyroid, and more. Unfortunately, however, beginning and veteran yoga students are showing up in the offices of bodyworkers, chiropractors, and medical professionals with compression of the upper spine and impaired mobility in the neck, presumably from the practice of inversions. In a culture […]