In this Foundations of Yoga video, we explore Sarvangasana or Shoulder Stand, also known as Candle Pose. Adriene guides a practice of Shoulder Stand for beginners in this 32 min video.
For this video, you will need two blankets or towels. Remember to focus on the process and the journey rather than the endpoint as we explore the postures of bridge, plough, fish, and shoulder stand.
Shoulder Stand is known as the mother of all asanas, though this asana is not for everybody.*
There are benefits to learning the prep work for this pose allowing you to work at your own pace, safely, and with controlled breathing.
Inversions can seem intimidating, but when done correctly, at your own pace, and with neck integration and awareness, it is possible to enjoy the revitalizing benefits they have to offer at any stage of practice. Benefits of this practice include, increase in immunity, healthy blood flow, healthy digestion, as well as an opportunity to soothe the nervous system and any irritation, with regular practice.
Be mindful and remember, the breath always comes first.
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Now, hop into something comfy and let’s get inverted!
*Please, speak to your doctor if you think inversions may not be right for you.