Hang Loose: A Headstand Variation to Decompress the Neck

October 24, 2016    BY Jessica Stickler

In this quick tutorial, Jessica demonstrates how to use props (two chairs or six blocks) to help decompress the neck in headstand. The props help to take the weight off the head, allowing the practitioner to focus on technique and alignment, rather than strength.

Props: 6 blocks (or 2 chairs) against the wall 

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Jessica Stickler
Jessica Stickler completed 800+ hours teaching certification through Jivamukti Teacher Training program, and received Advanced Certification in January 2010. She teaches the Jivamukti method internationally, and serves as a mentor in the apprenticeship program for Jivamukti Teachers. She would like to thank all of her holy teachers, especially Sharon, David, Ganeshdas, Narayani, Jules, and Satyavira. Yoga is not for the faint of heart! The most counter-cultural, radical, and important thing... Read more>>

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