I have started including daily headstand in the morning (sinsasana). It feels like the most relaxing posture I have ever experienced.
But, from time to time, (too often for my taste), I do feel something in the neck that annoys me, almost the beginning of a pain.
I suppose it is a question of equilibrium and that my weight is not well spread upon my head, and my hands.
As I have no yoga instructor, I'm wondering:
- What are the principles for a correct headstand ? How to avoid possibles injuries ? When to know that the headstand is good ?
For the moment I cannot stand longer than 3 minutes, I do 1-2 minutes most of the time. I have been told one can safely do 10 to 15 minutes. But I would prefer not to take bad habits in this posture.
Edit: as stressed in one of the answer below:
- it is not a good practice to be timing the headstand, we should listen to our body.