Thursday, June 26, 2008

Going Out on Top This Week


Ready to shift gears and embrace the weekend? Look to headstand pose (sirsasana) as a potent way to move energy. Believe it or not, headstand is one of my favorite ways to start a yoga practice. It's invigorating and grounding at once, strong and graceful in equal measure. What's more, it's the perfect way to internally generate heat, if, for example, you enjoy hot yoga but need a way to warm up quickly during a home practice.

If you're new to headstand, you're in luck. The summer season works in your favor. "Head" to a beach or grassy lawn this weekend and experiment on a surface and in an environment that's less daunting than a yoga studio. Be playful! Forget about "doing it right." Just enjoy being light.

Have a favorite pose to recommend? One that never fails to shift your mood or clear your mind? Give us the scoop.

1 comment:

Paula said...

Plow pose does amazing things for me. I look forward to it every time I practice.