Baddha Hasta Shirshasana D (Bound Hands Headstand)

Mukta Hasta Shirshasana D

Baddha Hasta Shirshasana D (MuktaHasta Śīrṣāsana) = Bound-Hands-Headstand

Dṛṣṭi: nāsāgre = to the nose

THESE ADVANCED POSTURES MUST ONLY BE ATTEMPTED UNDER GUIDANCE OF A QUALIFIED YOGA TEACHER

From kneeling.

Place the very top of the head on the floor and place the elbows slightly in front (face end) and next to the head on each side.

Place the hands upwards onto the shoulder/neck area.

Strengthen through the arms and push the elbows  firmly down into the ground.  The arms must be held strongly throughout this posture.

Straighten the legs up and walk them towards the hands.

Lift one leg up at a time or both legs.

Whist lifting the legs on your inhale, push the elbows into the ground and strengthen through the arms/back.

The pressure should be spread through the arms and the upper back, not just directly on the head/neck.

Lengthen up through the whole body and pull the feet upwards.

Hold here for up to 10 breaths.

Exhale as you slowly bend at the hips and lower the feet to the ground.