Place of practice

Sirshasana should be practised in an uncluttered area, free of furniture and any other objects. This is necessary, so that if you fall you will be able to land correctly on your feet and not sustain injury. If you fall and land on top of a nearby chair, for example, then you are likely to break a few bones, or at least strain the body in some way. So make sure that the area in which you practise is perfectly clear of obstructions for at least two and a quarter meters in all directions.

The ground should be smooth, flat and firm. Don't practise on sandy or rocky ground, on any slippery surface, or on any surface that is not horizontal.

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The Chakra Checklist

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The chakras are described as being aligned in an ascending column from the base of the back to the top of the head. New Age practices frequently associate each chakra with a particular color.

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