I’m defiantly feeling the spiritual effects of the February 3, full moon, I’ve been bouncing all over the place, high energy, ideas and thoughts coming and going faster than a news ticker. My yoga mat has been a place of calm for me……..last week I put up my first basic mindfulness-based education videos and received such good feedback, this was a pleasant surprise, because you never know who you’re helping, and if 10 people reach about to tell you there are at least 20 others who are benefiting but will never say a word.
I’m an African American woman of a particular age (47) and a particular size (Curvalicious) standing in front of video lens creating and sharing what has led me to Be my Authentic Self…..to receive such loving feedback from men and women of various race, age and sizes, leaves me humbled…..I believe we’re all at various stages in life of becoming our authentic selves……and to get there we seek support and inspiration from others……I’m sharing these videos with you in my most vulnerable and authentic state of self. I have many people in my life that inspire me, some I know very well and some I’ve never met, so to have someone share with me how I’ve inspired them, well that actually inspires me to continue giving and living authentically…..out loud, without insecurity or apologies.
In order to gain some balance after the effects of the full moon, I honored my bodies request Saturday morning and worked on some inversions. So today I’d like to share with you a great inversion that allows me to turn life upside down and mix thing up inside my head…….bringing some clarity to all the creativity that has been stirred up…..SO, I’ll take you in and out of Headstand (Shirshasana) with some alignment tips and core strengthening variations, and a list of benefits. I hope you find them useful in your new or current personal practice, feel free to contact me with any questions or if there is something you would like to see!
NOTE-this is not a beginner level asana, but you can use the video to prep and advance as you build strength and confidence
BENEFITS of Headstand (Shirshasana)
Creates balance by relaxing and energize your mind.
Strengthens your core
Strengthens back, neck, shoulders and arms.
Increases the flow of blood to your brain.
Stimulates your pituitary and pineal glands to calm and revitalize your mind.
Decreases stress, insomnia and depression;
Improves memory and concentration
**ALWAYS consult your physician before attempting any new practice**
MOST Important….. BE Your Authentic YOU!
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