Wednesday, November 06, 2013

What are the contraindications for the headstand?

Most people are not aware of the problems of a badly held headstand, since it can actually load the body in the wrong ways.Below some commonsensical reasons why and when u cannot do the headstand:

  • high blood pressure (tho i know many people who have done this once the problem is controlled)
  • heart problems: mmm, BKS Iyengar has had a couple of heart attacks, but he still does that.. so really all that may depend on your complete practice and cannot be risked otherwise. 
  • weak eye vessels
  • ear infections
  • infections in the ears/eyes
  • urinary tract infection
  • kidney problem
  • severe and repeated constipation 

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