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Season 2 - Episode 6

Shoulderstand with Chair

25 min - Practice


Patricia shares techniques to prepare and open the body for Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand). She skillfully leads us through variations of bridge pose to stabilize the body before finding our way into a safe Shoulderstand with the support of a chair and various other props. You will feel energized and refreshed.
What You'll Need: Mat, Chair, Round Bolster, Square Bolster, Blanket (2), Block (2)

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I do enjoy the front-body opening of this pose but I feel an uncomfortable amount of pressure in my temples. I'd welcome your advice Patricia. Thank you.
Thanks for checking in about this Marleen. Here are a few things to try:
1- you might need more support under the back of your head as this version of chair shoulder stand really takes the head back quite a bit, though helpful in reverse curve situations, it might not be the best for your circulation.
2- once everything is set up and you're starting to go back, pause at the place where you're just about horizontal and take a breath or two before slowly easing down the rest of the way.
3- as you are easing down keep the back of your neck long and chin somewhat tucked until you feel the bolster supporting neck and shoulders.
Let me know how it goes!
Such a wonderful practice.
Thank you!

(I especially love when you say "feel into .... the dynamic stillness."--- YES!)

Much love.
Hi sweet Kelly, I seem to be a little slow on the response, but thank you for trying out chair shoulder stand- so glad to hear you enjoyed it!
Namasté. I did the class two times today, and it is wonderful to practice the shoulderstand in this way. During shoulderbridge I really could feel the length of my spine while putting my hands to the wall by roll out of the pose. Thank you. Silke
Wow, twice in one day. I'm inspired by your practice! Thank you for practicing with me. Warmest, Patricia
Thanks Patricia. Always love supported shoulder stand especially on a cold rainy day!!
I know what you mean - the heart opening warms everything. I'm recovering from recent shoulder surgery (the ol' rotator cuff) and can't wait to get back to it. I'm grateful to you for connecting in.

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