The Kona Headstand – PadaKona Sirsasana
Translation: Angled foot Headstand
The headstand is a major pose in yoga. It is necessary to build the muscles in the spine and neck before attempting this pose.
For a good headstand one must understand the art of simply standing. See the fundamentals of standing yoga poses.
The Headstand can be entered from a number of different poses. Some of the easiest are The Child Pose, Cat Tilt and Downward Dog.
From the Child pose clasp the hands together interlocking the fingers. Keep the elbows shoulder width apart if possible. (They have a tendency to open.)
Place the Top of the head on the mat and the back of the head against the clasped fingers.
Straighten the legs raising the tailbone upwards.
Walk the legs forward and bend the knees into the chest.
Raise the legs up one at a time. When you get good and your neck is strong try to raise them both at the same time. (This is dangerous on the neck though because of the increased pressure.)
Open the legs apart!
Vinyasa Yoga postures to transition from and to:
Utthita Pada Sirsasana Parsva Salamba Sirsasana Uttanasana Adho Mukha Vrksasana Virasana Cat Flow Balasana Salamba Sirsasana