Piyolet Eagle Pose Headstand
Updated: Jan 21, 2019
This is a headstand supported by your forearms with eagle legs. To get into the pose:
1. Begin on the floor with both knees on the ground. With fingers laced behind the head, place the forearms on the floor opening the elbows to approximately shoulders width. Place the crown of your head on the floor in front of your hands cradling the back of the head.
2. Start to feel and get comfortable with the weight on your head. If you are ok, proceed with lifting the knees off the floor with the toes curled under and heels elevated. Begin to walk the feet towards your torso in an effort to bring your hips directly over the shoulders. Keep the neck long and continue lifting up through the shoulders away from your ears. Extend one foot into the air. Slowly and carefully begin to lift your second leg off the ground. As the legs are lifting keep the core engaged (belly button into the spine) and continue to breathe smoothly. Extend both feet/legs towards the ceiling in a headstand.
3. Bend both knees slightly. Place the right thigh over the left and either stay there in a half bind or wrap the foot around the calf in a full bind. Press the thighs into one another.
Benefits: -Strengthens the core
-Strengthens and stretches the ankles and calves -Stretches the thighs, hips, shoulders, and upper back -Improves concentration -Improves balance