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for western practitioners many Teachers suggest to avoid wester people to perform the ‘king’ and ‘queen ì asana.a famous article called king and queen no more, strongly suggests to avaoid these asanas that not well performed fon western bodies can cause permanent damage. an alternatibve can be viparita karani.
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inverted asana harness the force of gravity Headstand or shirshasana is the main inverted asana. the main purpose is to reverse the flow of gravity in the body.this increases the flow of blood into the braiun and lessens the stress on the heart. It also has anti depressant effects. shirsasana should not be done if suffering from glaucoma or high blood pressure or during the menstrual cicle,
other inverrted asanas are salamba sarvangasana, halasana, garba pindasana, urdhva padmasana, pindasana, pinchamayurasana.
stira sukam asanam
each muscle has a defined action. muscles have particular roles: stabilizer, neutralizer, agonist, antagoinist) that can vary from one situation to the next. we have single joint muscles, two joint muscleds and multijoint muscles.
it is important to work with muscle groups rather tahn with individual muscles. therefore yoga practice should be varied with a variety of asanas for each muscle or muscle group.
we need to be aware of nerve reflexes when lenghtening a muscle and avoid the fight or fright response that occurs when stretching or tensioning a muscle
My name is francesca maniglio. I am the founder and director of YIS yoga in salento retreat center in South Italy. I practice yoga since 1999. My fiurst class wass with Jivamuktu yoga founder David Life. I teach since 2009, I completed two ashtanga vinyasa yoga TT with Giuliano Vecchié in Bologna Italy from 2007 t0 2009 and a TT with John Scott in 2014. I was blessed with the opportunity of followin Simon Borg Olivier TT last May. It changed drastically my way of teaching and practicing.