Spine Clinic: Shoulder Stand & Headstand
When performed skillfully (and, in some cases, with props like blankets, blocks, and chairs), Sirsasana (Headstand) and Salamba Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand) yield a multitude of benefits, including: improved circulation; strengthening the muscles around the spine, as well as in the arms, back, and core; stimulating thyroid function; increasing clarity by stimulating the nervous system, and more. When safe alignment is missing, however, these postures create some risk of injury, particularly in the cervical spine (neck).
Join Peach Friedman, E-RYT 500, for a 2-hour Spine Clinic. She’ll break down the basic anatomy & key components of these postures so that you understand how to practice them safely (and why it’s vital to do so!). We’ll explore various ways to get into the poses with and without props, and the specific precautions to bear in mind as you practice. Current yoga teachers will learn how to give extra attention to their students when teaching these poses, and when to recommend skipping them altogether.
Some yoga experience suggested.
Counts as 2 CEs for Yoga Alliance. Go here to register: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=28078