So, my basic premise is that you need to have
- a strong unsupported headstand to learn this.
- and a playful attitude.
As a teacher who enjoys teaching these poses, I sometimes feel limited that only a few students have the attitudinal demand that a strong yoga practice needs. I sometimes(ok, ok, often) rant about right attitude as the first requirement for learning good yoga -- .. the ability to laugh at oneself, shut off the self-critical voice, step back from the sense of I, the ability to switch off the sense of people about you ---..as very important to keep on learning. Most people think I am mad:) But so be it .. for me each pose has a personality requirement and initiates a temperament change ..calls for an attitudinal shift if that does not fall in place, unless you had learnt yoga as a child (in which case all this skims past you), you are going to be stuck on a permanent plateau..and as a teacher who wishes to teach yoga as a life transformative science, this can be worst thing in students I deal with:) :(