Day 7 will review the list of postures that support Sirsasana, which include asanas of strengthening, gaining balance, activating bandhas, and bring meditative awareness. You will work with preparation in Bhujapidasana (Arm Pressure Posture), and also Bakasana (Crane Posture), to build upper body strength, and improve your balance. You’ll contemplate the inherent contradictory and paradoxical nature of Sirsasana—how, on the one hand it is a position of danger, dynamism, and risk, and on the other hand, it is a posture of stillness, quiet, sanctuary, peace and receptivity. You’ll learn an intense and fun, super dynamic exercise for working on the transition of going up and coming down in Sirsasana. You’ll work on the technique of taking Padmasana (Full Lotus Posture) while inverted. Finally, you’ll go up in Headstand and stay up for some time (1 minute), receiving instructions for how to maintain a safe, aligned position that comes from awakening prana, the energetic circuitry throughout the body.
2) Bhujapidasana (Arm Pressure Posture)
3) Bakasana (Crane Posture)
4) Sirsasana entrance
5) Sirsasana variations
6) Sirsasana complete version