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Baddha Hasta Sirsasana - Bound-Hands-Headstand


Baddha Hasta Shirshasana B (MuktaHasta Śīrṣāsana) = Bound-Hands-Headstand

Dṛṣṭi: nāsāgre = to the nose

THESE ADVANCED POSTURES MUST ONLY BE ATTEMPTED UNDER GUIDANCE OF A QUALIFIED YOGA TEACHER

^ From kneeling.

^ Place the very top of the head on the floor and fold the arms in front of your face, holding your elbows.

^ Strengthen through the arms and push the forearms firmly down into the ground.  The arms must be held strongly throughout this posture.

^ Straighten the legs up and walk them towards the hands.

^ Lift one leg up at a time or both legs.

^ Whist lifting the legs on your inhale, push the arms into the ground and strengthen through the back.

^ The pressure should be spread through the arms and the upper back, not just directly on the head/neck.

^ Lengthen up through the whole body and pull the feet upwards.

^ Hold here for up to 10 breaths.

^ Exhale as you slowly bend at the hips and lower the feet to the ground.

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