Correct position of the head

There are conflicting opinions on this subject. Some people say that the forehead must rest on the floor, while others say that the top (crown) of the head should rest on the floor. If one supports the weight of the body on the forehead, then the spine will be curved in the final pose, especially in the region of the neck. It the weight of the body is supported by the top of the head then there is a tendency for the body to be unstable in the final pose. From our experience we have found that the best position of the head is midway between these two extremes. That is, the head should be placed so that a point midway between forehead and the top of the head rests on the blanket. You must experiment for yourself to find this position. If you feel comfortable with the forebead or crown of the head on the floor, then practise in this way.

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