Sunday, July 22, 2007

Grounded postures requiring minimal movement of the head and neck

Seated poses

  • Sukhasana: take it easy and make it steady
  • Dandasana
  • Marichasana: a good reminder that the rotation is meant to occur at the base of the torso, not at the neck
  • Virasana: directing all feelings of torture into the feet, ankles, and legs will help make an immobilized head and neck seem all the more blissful.
  • Baddha konasana: add a little reflexology -- big toe and second toe correspond with elements in the head and neck.
  • Siddasana

Reclining poses

  • Jathara parivarttanasana: often practiced by turning the head to the side opposite the knees. Just don't turn the head!
  • Supta padangusthasana

Supine poses

  • Cobra: good one to practice keeping the head and neck neutral, since this pose is often exaggerated with demonic head and neck movements.
  • Balasana