Salamba Sirsasana – The King Asana
I was inspired yesterday to work on some more hatha style yoga. While working through a few asanas this morning I ended up going into headstand, Salamba Sirsasana. I wrote recently about how Yogi Bhajan recommends doing the Sat Nam kriya a few minutes a day if you can do nothing else. I remember back to my time studying Iyengar yoga and how the headstand pose was referred to as the King Asana (shoulder stand is the queen asana).
Happily surprised that I still had fairly good balance in the middle of the room doing a headstand I began to feel again the great feeling of what happens after the body is inverted for a few minutes and flow of blood begins to reverse in the body. A great pose and I plan to work inversions back into my daily practice.
From headstand I went into childs pose, then the Sat Nam Kriya. This time I made sure to set aside some time to finish with savasana before moving into meditation.