If you are seeking ways to use your yoga chair, this sequence from Olga will provide excellent instruction on use of the hips during asana. Beginners to experienced yogis will find this practice thoughtful and strengthening. Thank you Olga for an amazing practice!
The headstand provides many health benefits. As you lengthen your inversion time (many yogis recommend 10 minutes or more), your body has more time to detoxify, strengthen and de-stress. This is much easier to achieve without the weight of your body pressing on your head and neck.
The Balanced Body Headstand Bench gives beginners the confidence to raise their feet skywards and reap the benefits of sirsasana. More experienced practitioners can challenge themselves and have fun with new versions of inversions beyond their previous practice. The Headstand Bench is great for doing headstands with no
The Ananda Headstand Bench is very easy for people of all ages and abilities to use. Place the bench against the wall with the U-shaped opening facing you. Kneel in front of the bench with your hands on the arm rails. Bend your head into the
10. Relieve stress In Yoga, headstands are aptly classified as an “inversion”, both in the literal sense of inverting your body, and in the spiritual sense of turning your attention inwards. Headstand helps you to draw your attention inwards and is extremely helpful if you are having anxiety,
If you search the internet for “exercise for seniors” Google will summarize seniors’s needs: Endurance, or aerobic, activities increase your breathing and heart rate. Brisk walking or jogging, dancing, swimming, and biking are examples. Strength exercises make your muscles stronger. … Balance exercises help prevent falls. Flexibility
As a beginner yogi I dreaded headstand. We were all expected to at least try and I recall sort of flinging my body at the wall and then wriggling like worm as my mind struggled to process what was going on. For the beginner yogi there is indeed
In Light on Yoga, BKS Iyengar wrote: “The ancient books have called Sirsasana the king of all asanas and the reasons are not hard to find. When we are born, normally the head comes out first and then the limbs. The skull encases the the brain, which
By far this is one of the best YouTube videos I have found to improve spinal alignment and posture… Yoga with Olga – Improve Your Posture
Ustrasana/camel pose is one of those poses that I have always dreaded. Of course the most challenging poses are the ones that teach us the most. For a person who had rounded shoulders, a rounded back, and weak legs, this pose felt like a sort