Posts Tagged "shoulder stand"

Learn to Be a Bat in Yoga

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Teaching Tips, Yoga Practice Tips | 0 comments

Learn to Be a Bat in Yoga

Supported Shoulder Stand- Sarvangasana is a Longevity Key During the changing seasons, there is one yoga pose that purifies the mind/body and supports a change in perspective—Sarvangasana, shoulder stand. For those students who have mastered some version of shoulder stand and or headstand as a part of their home practice, this statement makes perfect sense. If you are a student who is still hoping to make friends with shoulder stand, the approach I offer here may help. Throughout my years of teaching I have successfully introduced students with a wide variety of physical conditions to the...

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Supported Sarvangasana: Shoulder Stand

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Teaching Tips | 1 comment

Supported Sarvangasana: Shoulder Stand

One of my most influential teachers, Aadil Palkhivala, once said, “Practicing yoga without including an inversion, is like trying to make lemonade without lemons.”  For those students who have mastered some version of shoulder stand and or headstand as a part of their home practice, his statement makes perfect sense. If you are a student who is still hoping to make friends with shoulder stand, the approach I offer here may help. Throughout my years of teaching I have successfully introduced students with a wide variety of physical conditions to the following version of shoulder...

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