The Power of Inversions. ~ Sapha Arias

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“Maybe the only thing each of us can see is our own shadow…not the exact image, but everything reversed or upside down.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk As a child, I was the kid who lived life in a constant state of terror. You know the kind of kid I’m talking about. That little kid who always […]

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 […]

Pose of the Month: Headstand – Sirsasana

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“The ancient books have called Sirsasana the king of all asana… The skull encases the brain, which controls the nervous system and the organs of sense. The brain is the seat of intelligence, knowledge, discrimination, wisdom and power… A country cannot prosper without a proper king or constitutional head to guide it; so also the […]

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 […]