I used to jokingly tell my Dad that the best thing I learned in college was how to stand on my head after enrolling in a yoga class for the sole purpose of earning that last necessary gym credit. What I didn’t realize at the time was that headstand is not simply a neat little “parlor trick”. It’s a gateway to meditation. Headstand requires deep concentration to balance, which means removing one’s attention from external stimuli & distractions. It also means finding the subtle space between the tension needed to remain upright & the relaxation needed to diminish the anxiety associated with being upside down. Like most meditation practices, headstand offers physiological benefits, especially available at the end of yoga practice. The teacher who taught me headstand was 53 years old & suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Still, she could stand on her head without tremors. That was in 1985. 34 years later, I still think of her with gratitude every time I take headstand. 🙏🏻 ~ Led Primary ~ 5:40 pm
When to practice inversion🤸♀️
I have been recently asked when is the best time to practice inversions? To begin with it is important to now that some inversions can be more invigorative (SIRSASANA – headstand) than others (ADHO MUKHA SVANASANA – downward-facing dog). .
In my personal opinion the best time for inversions is the first half of the day. However, I know that many yogis don’t have that much time in the morning, and mostly practicing in the evening. In this case I would recommend to do it in the early evening, or At least 2-3 hours before going to bed, otherwise you will have a hard time to fall asleep as your brain will be quiet agitated. .
The reason why is that inversions help you to: - boost the energy and focus, - move the energy flow towards your head and - nourish your brain with oxygenated blood. - Stay humble (as falling is what make us remember our roots) - Gain a new perspective and to see the world differently (like Alice in Wonderland)
Overall, inversions are beneficial for your body and fun at the same time. The more you practice it and the more you build you confidence, the more exited you get especially once you see your results.
So, answering the question of WHEN to PRACTCE INVERSIONS – whenever you feel comfortable, it’s yogis’ choice.
Когда же все-таки практиковать перевернутые позы
Совсем недавно мне задали такой вопрос. Так вот, что точно сказать КОГДА, то скорее всего все будет зависеть от собственного комфорта и предпочтений.
На мой взгляд, для инверсий подходит первая половина дня. Поскольку некоторые инверсии могут быть довольно сложными и будоражащими мозговую активность. Все-таки кровь приливает к голове, повышается давление в голове и тд.
Но поскольку, точно знаю, что в современно мире многие из нас не успевают заниматься йогой с утра, то я бы посоветовала хотя бы за часа 3 до сна, чтобы можно было успокоиться и «остыть».
Инверсии в целом помогают нам:
- Обогатить наш мозг кислородом
- Увидеть мир с новой стороны (как в Алисе в Стране Чудес)
В основном инверсии очень полезны для нашего здоровья, ну и заниматься ими всегда весело.
I only learned headstand around 2 month ago, a few years ago I started with tripod headstand but found that it didn’t do my neck any davor and stopped practicing it. This variation is way better and my yogi friend Amaya taught me how to do it. #yoga#headstand#meer#cuxhaven#kopfstand
“The bell tower of the small town of Curon, in Trentino-Alto Adige, juts out from Lake Resia like the tip of an iceberg, whose submerged body tells a dramatic story now almost sixty years old.
In 1950, the construction of a dam for a hydroelectric plant required merging two large lakes – Resia and Curon, also known as “Middle Lake” or “Mittersee” in German, about 1,500 meters above sea level. The old town of Curon Venosta was razed to the ground and buried forever under 120 million cubic meters of freshwater. Over fifty hectares of land and almost two hundred houses in this part of the Venosta Valley disappeared.
The population was relocated, with great difficulties and obvious protests, in a new town higher up on the mountain. Even the pope was involved at the time: a delegation of local residents visited Pius XII and asked him to help stop the project. Unfortunately, there was nothing he could do.
From then on, the landscape of Curon would feature a one-by-six kilometer basin, with the top of a bell tower peaking out where a 14th-century church still stands, underwater.
Today, everyone agrees this view is simply beautiful. During the winter, when the lake freezes over, you can even walk around the top of this Romanic iceberg. According to legend, its bells can be heard for a few days every year.
That is, indeed, a legend: the bells were removed in 1950. And only the silent solemnity of the tower was left to tell this story.”
W Sokołowsku bawię się jak widać! 🌲🌸🤸♀️ #sokolowsko#kajoga#hauntedhouse#headstand
Fota powstała z inicjatywy (a może nawet na rozkaz? :)) Kity, która jest też jej autorką. Można obstawiać ile piwek wypiłam przed jej zrobieniem 😂🙈