Supported shoulderstand and variations

Teddy bear in shoulderstand pose

Feeling a bit jaded with your classic straight up supported shoulderstand (salamba sarvangasana)? Last week in my classes we looked at shoulderstands and several of the variations you can do. For the gentle/beginners' class the options were: legs on a chair (lie flat on the mat, calves resting on a chair seat) legs up wall … Continue reading Supported shoulderstand and variations

How do you feel about headstand and shoulderstand?

How do you feel about headstand and shoulderstand? Do you enjoy practising them? Do they make you feel good? Do you feel comfortable with how to enter, hold and exit the poses? If you're a yoga teacher, do you feel confident in assessing how students are coping with entering, holding and exiting these poses? Lots … Continue reading How do you feel about headstand and shoulderstand?

10 reasons why yoga is good for you

Why bother practising yoga? Well, there are a number of reasons why, and ways that it can improve your life and lifestyle. Here are just a few that I thought of whilst gardening, in no particular order! 1. It can help improve some physical conditions such as lower back problems, stiff and tight shoulders and … Continue reading 10 reasons why yoga is good for you