Niralamba Sarvangasana


What is it about this time of the year that sets us on a wild emotional ride? Well, maybe not you, but certainly I have been on one.
Some of it was self-inflicted, as in getting overtired and not communicating that important bit of information. Just becoming increasingly crabby until…there is an outburst…like an summer electrical storm – then a downpour, and finally clean air.
I find it’s so hard to stay conscious all the time. Being in a relationship, living in community, sets up extra challenges.
Yoga doesn’t solve all these problems, but the mindfulness we cultivate helps. And so do some of the postures, like the one pictured. I love this pose!
When I first learned Niralamba Sarvangasana (the version shown) from Caroline Coggins, it didn’t seem like such a big deal. Then, I went through menopause, that great stomping ground for female crabbiness, and this pose became my new best friend.
In combination with chair Sarvangasana and supported Halasana, it can help smooth out the wild ride of the holiday season, and even put some peace and good will into it.