Sanskrit Name: Salamba Sirsasana
English Translation: Supported Headstand Pose
Also Called: Bound Headstand
- Place your clasped fingers and head on the floor at the top of your mat. Straighten your legs and walk your feet toward your head. Bend one knee and tuck it into your chest. Using your abs and hamstring flexibility, lift the other leg off the floor so both knees are tucked into your chest, so you're in a pose called Bound Headstand Prep: Tuck.
- With complete control, slowly lift and straighten both legs up, coming into Bound Headstand. If balancing is hard, bend one knee and place the sole of your foot on a wall.
- Hold for five breaths. Then slowly bend your knees into your chest, lower your feet to the floor, and rest in Child's Pose.