Prep for Head Balance – Upper body strength/agility Collection. (Silent Led Practice) Sirsasana Prep

Prep for Head Balance – Upper body strength/agility Collection. (Silent Led Practice) Sirsasana Preparation.

Top 5 poses for Sirsasana Preparation. The Yoga for Head Balance Prep Collection is a led practice. We show a yoga sequence, combining poses from the Prep for Head Balance series for improving strength and agility in the upper body and arms for for developing the abdominal actions required in Sirsasana. Lin shows the classic yoga poses and Leo shows modified versions which make the poses more accessible for yoga students who need to improve extension, alignment or balance in the poses. In case you are wondering, we do not speak on this video and there is no soundtrack. That is the sound of silence! You may need some yoga props: a long yoga belt and a yoga brick for the modified yoga poses in this yoga practice.

Although these yoga poses are for beginners, they require some strength and mobility in the body so you should have been doing a regular practice for at least 3 months. The sequence includes standing arm actions, forward bends, seated and inverted actions. We would generally recommend that you become proficient in your shoulder balance (Salamba Sarvangasana) before attempting head balance.
The yoga poses practiced here are:
Uttanasana (Intense Forward Bend pose)
Adho Mukha Svanasana (Dog Head Down pose)
Paripurna Navasana (Boat Pose)
Handstand Variation
Preparatory action for arms
Adho Mukha Svanasana (Variation – Pincha Mayurasana prep)

Do all 5 poses separately to learn the poses and then do our Prep for Head Balance Collection; a silent practice.

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