Peak Pose: Salamba Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand)

with Karina Mirsky

Style: Hatha Yoga

Duration: 45 min

Intensity: Moderate

Props: Blanket, Chair, Strap

Class Description

Ready to flip your perspective with a powerful inversion commonly referred to as the “queen” of all yoga poses? Move dynamically through various postures in this intermediate-to-advanced yoga sequence to create core stability and prepare the upper and lower body for a comfortable salamba sarvagasana (shoulderstand) practice. Explore the benefits of shoulderstand, how to safely apply props, and which counterposes are best and why, as well as contraindications and the subtle dynamics of this posture. Conclude the sequence with a guided relaxation and meditation. 

For this class you'll need: blankets, strap, 2 yoga mats; (optional) chair.

Audio and video downloads are available for Digital Members.

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Karina Mirsky

Karina Mirsky

Karina Mirsky is a certified ParaYoga teacher and the director of Sangha Yoga in Kalamazoo, MI. She holds a master’s degree in East/West Psychology and is an adjunct professor of Yoga Studies at... Read more>>  

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