Salamba Sirsasana (Supported Headstand) – Overview
- Features: Salamba Sirsasana (Supported Headstand) / Baddha Hasta Sirsasana A (Bound Hands Headstand Posture)
- Objective: Become knowledgeable about the pose and review detailed teaching considerations.
- Description: Explain the Sanskrit naming; contraindications and cautions; associated benefits and typical effects; instructions and cues for setting up and practicing the pose; variations to meet particular intentions and needs; and more teaching considerations.
“salamba” = with support
“sirsa” = head
Also known as: Baddha Hasta Sirsasana A (Bound Hands Headstand Posture)
Heart of Pose
- Called the “King of Postures” due to numerous internal and energetic benefits.
- Not a pose for beginners. Attempting pose before physically ready can lead to injury.
- Holding pose longer than comfortably able can lead to injury.
- See Cautions above for contraindications, determining readiness, and concerns related to the neck.
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