Salamba Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand) Stage Two Tutorial

with Michelle LaRue

Style: Iyengar

Duration: 5 min

Intensity: Low

Props: Blanket, Blocks, Strap

Class Description

Along with sirsasana (headstand), sarvangasana (shoulderstand) is central to Iyengar Yoga. (In this style of yoga, sarvangasana is learned before sirsasana.)

In this second stage of the practice,* you’ll learn to move in and out of sarvangasana by raising your legs together from halasana (plow pose). Learning to practice shoulderstand this way will prepare you for the same execution in headstand. (Michelle suggests practicing this entry into the pose only if you’re comfortable doing halasana with your feet on the floor.)

*You can practice the first stage here.

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Michelle LaRue

Michelle LaRue

Michelle deeply enjoys sharing the benefits of Yoga with others. Her teaching is strong and precise. She blends physically demanding asana work with clear verbal instruction. Her aim is to lead her... Read more>>  

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