Clear Your Head

Sometimes Mondays are challenging, for a wide array of reasons. Perhaps you drank a bit too much wheat grass juice this weekend. Maybe you feel groggy for staying up late to watch a certain high-profile football game last night (with a certain heartbreaking outcome for New Englanders). Whatever the reason for your lack of vim and vigor, the remedy is simple: You need an inversion! Any type will do, though the easiest is uttanasana, also known as rag doll. (See below; arm bind optional).

Other options include: Headstand, Handstand, Shoulder Stand, Forearm Stand, Prasrita (like rag doll but with legs wide apart), my Friday fav Viparita Karani, and, even, downward dog.
The goal is to place your head [melon, dome, noggin] below your heart. This circulates precious, fresh blood to your brain, clearing out fatigue, anxiety, mild depression, and, yes, even a serious case of “the Mondays.”
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  • Rich


    I'm not so sure that ragdoll alone can remove the lingering disappointment from last night's game. Can tequila be added? ;)


  • Om Gal

    Good one. Yes, in extreme circumstances, tequila may be added– provided that it's organic?? ;-)

  • Rich

    Seek and yee shall be rewarded:
    Who knew? :)

    Just to be clear – I chose ragdoll and assorted other stretches instead and then promptly ran around the Charles. :)

  • Bethania

    I love bridge with sacrum over a block.
    Roll shoulders under to get off neck; or add blanket under shoulders. Block at any height, low, medium, or tall (low can be deceptively exquisite).