Peak Pose: Mandalasana (Headstand Variation)

September 1, 2014    BY Jim Bennitt

Build up to mandalasana—a very challenging headstand-in-motion that requires a deep backbend. Begin with setting an intention for your practice, warm up with sun salutes, and then move into a sequence that includes balances, strengthening poses for the abdomen and arms, a headstand, and twists. You’ll approach the peak pose with a series of backbends and then follow the pose with restoring forward bends. The session concludes with a relaxation in shavasana and a seatedbhramari pranayama practice.  

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Jim Bennitt
Jim teaches Tantric Vinyasa Yoga: an authentic, comprehensive practice influenced by ParaYoga, Universal Yoga, the Himalayan Institute, and the Krishnamacharya lineage. Based in Chicago and co-founder of Tejas Yoga Studio, Jim's inspired teachings and demos are sought after at many conferences and studios across the country.

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