Kate's 10 minute tutorial for going upside-down!
Oooh, that sounds scary doesn't it?!
Don't fret, in this 10 minute tutorial we'll cover some simple exercises to do when attempting to manage a tripod headstand.
We'll first build shoulder and core strength and use the wall to get used to the sensation of having our knees over our heads! You can take this tutorial as slowly or as quickly as you like and remember to pause the video whenever you need to, if you need to take a break or simply feel freaked out! There should be no pain whatsoever, so if you start to feel like you are hurting yourself ... back off and go and chill out. Just keep your practice a pain free environment and trust that one day, you will be able to do it.
This is your practice, your video and everything I suggest is just that ... a suggestion ... you don't have to do any of it if you don't feel that your body is ready.
I trust you to know and honour your beautiful bodies and not to push or force trying to attain something silly like a freakin' headstand!
The only folks who really shouldn't be trying to go upside down are those with high blood pressure or any kind of eye issues such as Glaucoma. If that's you, don't worry, you can always lie in Savasana (on your backs) and have a good old rest for 10 minutes ... don't tell me you haven't got 10 minutes to relax that lovely body of yours!
Enjoy watching and trying it out and please let me know how you got on! I would love to hear your stories ... did you manage it? Did you pause the video and have a rest? Did you lie in Savasana and enjoy yourselves for 10 minutes! (This last one would be so great to hear!!) Let me know!
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!
Yoga is for everyone.
However, when online, it is up to you, the individual, to assess whether you are ready for the movements shown. Obviously, if you suffer from specific injuries or disease it is best to consult with your physician first. Similarly if you are pregnant, follow a recommended pregnancy practice only.
The practice of yoga asanas requires you – the practitioner – to gauge the safety of your practice within your personal physical limitations. It is better to build up slowly than to force and strain. Yoga can be challenging but in this challenge you should also feel relaxed, be able to breathe and not feel pain!
The techniques and suggestions presented in this video are not intended to substitute for proper medical advice.
Consult your doctor before beginning any new exercise program.
I assume no responsibility for any injuries suffered while practicing these techniques.
As always, love and hugs
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