Headstand with Wide Legs

by Farnoosh
(This photo is provided by Farnooshtango from Flickr)

Wide Legged Headstand (Sirshasana)

Wide Legged Headstand (Sirshasana)

This is a great pose for letting tension in the lower spine flow away. With some practice you will achieve great balance and allow more blood flow to your head. Your neck and spine will also benefit. This pose is also known to improve concentration and memory.


I absolutely love being in this pose! It allows me to escape from the world...

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Feb 09, 2009
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Head Rush
by: Asad (editor)

Farnoosh, thanks for the tips. I haven't done headstands regularly for a while, and now I'm getting a head rush after maybe 15 seconds. I guess this will get better with practice, as you said, you've been doing it for years! I will practice until I can be comfortable for at least 1 minute =)

Feb 07, 2009
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Holding Headstand
by: Farnoosh

Asad,
Thank you so much for your compliments. Believe it or not, this pose is very easy once you get into it from Sirsasana - Headstand. I worked with just getting comfortable with Sirsasana for years. Then one day in a workshop, I saw this variation and it looked so relaxing. You have to slowly open your legs and then just let it hang. So long as you are not putting pressure on your neck, and holding your shoulders back and strongly grounded, you can hold it fine. I haven't timed myself but I think I would be comfortable for 3-5minutes. :)
Farnoosh

Feb 06, 2009
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Upside Down World
by: Asad (editor)

Awesome pose Farnoosh! How long can you hold it for? Any tips on the mount and dis-mount? I used to love doing headstand and handstands for fun, but I'm gonna give this one a go with a bit more focus on my core. Thanks.

Asad

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