Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

Why Am I Feeling Weight In Headstand In My Elbows?

  • Feeling weight in your elbows during headstand can be a sign that you are not engaging your core and shoulder muscles properly. Here are some possible reasons for this:
  • Lack of shoulder strength: When you are not engaging your shoulders properly, the weight of your body can shift onto your elbows, causing discomfort or pain. You may need to work on strengthening your shoulder muscles with exercises such as downward-facing dog, dolphin pose, and plank pose.
  • Weak core muscles: Your core muscles play a crucial role in maintaining stability and balance during headstand. If your core muscles are weak, you may be relying too much on your elbows to support your weight. To strengthen your core, try practicing boat pose, plank pose, and side plank.
  • Improper alignment: If your alignment is off during headstand, your weight can shift to your elbows, causing discomfort or pain. Make sure you are engaging your core and shoulders, and keep your elbows shoulder-width apart and directly under your shoulders.
  • Overuse: Overuse of the elbow joint can lead to discomfort or pain. If you have been practicing headstand frequently or for long periods of time, it may be helpful to take a break and allow your joints to rest and recover.
  • It’s important to listen to your body and avoid pushing yourself beyond your limits. If you continue to experience discomfort or pain in your elbows during headstand, it may be helpful to work with a qualified yoga teacher or healthcare professional to assess your alignment and address any underlying issues.

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