Gaiam Yoga Fundamentals: Headstand

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Gaiam Yoga Fundamentals: Headstand

Rodney Yee/Colleen Saidman

People often avoid headstand because they are afraid of hurting their necks. Here, you’ll build up to headstand gradually, learning the key alignment points of the neck, head and shoulders for a safe, effortless posture.

The Gaiam Yoga Fundamentals series features unmatched online yoga instruction from world-renowned instructors Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman.


Introduction to Headstands Video
Episode 1 Introduction to Headstands
Introduction to Headstands (2008)
Episode 1
, 6 minutes
Rodney Yee/Colleen Saidman
Learn how to safely do an exhilarating headstand, considered the father of all poses.
Available worldwide
Sun Salutations Video
Episode 2 Sun Salutations
Sun Salutations (2008)
Episode 2
, 4 minutes
Rodney Yee/Colleen Saidman
Warm up and prepare for headstand.
Available worldwide
Staff, Mountain, Triangle Video
Episode 3 Staff, Mountain, Triangle
Staff, Mountain, Triangle (2008)
Episode 3
, 3 minutes
Rodney Yee/Colleen Saidman
Work on getting your legs together and straight.
Available worldwide
Standing Forward Bend Video
Episode 4 Standing Forward Bend
Standing Forward Bend (2008)
Episode 4
, 4 minutes
Rodney Yee/Colleen Saidman
Release the troublesome psoas muscle as you move deeper into inversions.
Available worldwide

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clichy60, posted on December 27, 2014

I thought it felt strange not to see Colleen kick up into her hand stand. Unless, there was something wrong with my video, it just jumped cut to Colleen already in her handstand.

Getting there is part of the journey so I was left scratching my head...I also thought something should of been said about the position of the hands on the floor.

One more point...the hair! I love Rodney and Colleen's hair. They both have a beautiful head of healthy hair but I think it would be easier to see Colleen's neck and shoulder blades if she would put her hair up.

Love this series....still going on to the next one! Thank you!

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