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.
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
Utthita (extended, stretched) trikonasana (three angles=trinagle) – Triangle pose To do triangle pose with a chair: 1. position chair in the middle of the back of the mat with its back facing the mat. 2. beginning with wide legs in front of the chair, turn one foot
I have a tendency to take everything a bit too seriously.. including my yoga practice. So in the middle of class when a yoga instructor encouraged everyone to smile… “to show the joy we feel as we practice,” I thought she was crazy. Smiling seemed incompatible with