Sunday Morning headstand! Here's an exerpt from MindBodyGreen with their 10 g...

September 29, 2013

Sunday Morning headstand!

Here's an exerpt from MindBodyGreen with their 10 great reasons to do a headstand every day:

1. By reversing the flow of gravity, a headstand simulates a “face lift” by letting your skin hang in the opposite direction. The inverted position of a headstand also flushes fresh nutrients and oxygen to the face, creating a glowing effect on the skin.

2. Headstands increase nutrients and blood flow to the scalp, decreasing onset of grey hair. Some yogis say that it will even convert grey hair back to its natural color!

3. Headstands stimulate and provide refreshed blood to the pituitary and hypothalamus glands. These glands are vital to our wellbeing, and are considered the master glands that regulate all other glands in the body (thyroid, pineal, and adrenals). This includes our sexual hormones, so you can expect better sex with a consistent headstand practice.

4. When the adrenal glands are flushed and detoxified with headstands, we create more positive thought. Depression will decrease, as going upside down will almost always put a smile on your face.

5. It's great to bust out a headstand at a party. Your peers will be impressed!

6. Improved circulation occurs with a headstand practice. Because the heart constantly has to pump blood upward to the brain, the headstand gives the heart a rest and reduces unnecessary strain. In addition, while in headstand de-oxygenated blood is able to flow more easily from the extremities to the heart.

7. Any fluid that is retained in the feet is able to drain (edema), therefore reducing the onset and prevalence of varicose veins.

8. Headstands increase digestive fire and increase body heat. The intestines are cleansed by reversing the pull of gravity, while releasing congested blood in the colon.

9. Headstands strengthen deep core muscles. To hold a straight headstand for an extended period of time, the practitioner must engage the obliques, the rectus abdominus and the transverse abdominus. To really engage and strengthen the core, pike the legs by lifting and/or lowering both legs at the same time when coming in and out of the pose.

10. Eliminate your chances of having an ischemic stroke, as scientific evidence shows that this type of stroke rarely occurs in individuals that consistently do headstands!



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Size Chart

ALL FENIX 

ALL FENIX SIZE U.K SIZE U.S SIZE E.U SIZE WAIST HIP
BUST
XS 6 2 34 24-25" 35" 30"
S 8 4 36 26.5" 37" 32-34"
M 10 6 38 28.5" 38-39" 34-36"
L 12 8 40 30.5" 40-41" 36-38"
ALO YOGA 
ALO YOGA SIZE U.K SIZE U.S SIZE E.U SIZE WAIST INSEAM HIP
XXS 4 0 32 23.5-24.5" 31.5" 33-34"
XS 6-8 2-4 34-36 25-26.5" 31.5" 34.5-36"
S 8-10 4-6 36-38 26-28.5" 32" 36.5-38"
M 12 8 40-42 29-30.5" 32.5" 38.5-40"
L 14-16 10-12 44-46 31-33" 32.5" 40.5-42"
ANA HEART
ANA HEART SIZE U.K SIZE U.S SIZE E.U SIZE
S 8 4 36
M 10 6 38
L 2 8 40

DHARMA BUMS

DHARMA BUMS SIZE U.K SIZE U.S SIZE E.U SIZE WAIST HIP BUST
XS 4-6 0-2 32-34 22.5" 33" 30"
S 6-8 2-4 34-36 22.5-24.5" 33-35" 30-32"
M 10-12 6-8 38-40 26.5-28.5" 37-39" 34-36"
L 14-16 10-12 42-44 30-32" 40-43"

37.5-39.5"

ELECTRIC & ROSE
ELECTRIC&ROSE SIZE U.K SIZE U.S SIZE E.U SIZE WAIST HIP
P 6-8 2-4 32-34 23-24.5" 33-34.5"
S 8-10 4-6 36 25-26.5" 35-36.5"
M 10-12 6-8 38 27-28.5" 37-38.5"
L 14-16 10-12 40 29-30.5" 39-40.5"
K-DEER
K-DEER SIZE U.K SIZE U.S SIZE E.U SIZE WAIST INSEAM HIP
XS 4-6 0-2 32-34 25-26" 30" 33-35"
S 6-8 2-4 34-36 27-28" 30" 36-38"
M 10-12 6-8 38-40 29-30" 30" 39-41"
L 14-16 10-12 42-46 31-32" 30" 42-44"
LIQUIDO
LIQUIDO SIZE U.K SIZE U.S SIZE E.U SIZE
S 4-6 0-2 32-34
M 8-12 4-8 36-40
L 14-18 10-14 40-44
LORNA JANE
LORNA JANE SIZE U.K SIZE U.S SIZE WAIST HIP UK BRA SIZE
XXS 6 2 23.6" 35" 30" A-C
XS 8 4 25.5" 36.6" 30-32" A-C
S 10 6 27.5" 38.5" 32-24" A-C
M 12 8 29.5" 40.5"

34-36" A-C

L 14 10 31.4" 42.5" 36-38" A-C
  
NIYAMA SOL
NIYAMA SOL SIZE U.K SIZE U.S SIZE E.U SIZE WAIST CUP
XS 4-6 0-2 32-34 25-28" 32A/B/C, 34A/B
S 6-10 2-6 34-38 27-30"" 32D, 34B/C, 36B
M 10-14 6-10 38-42 29-32" 34D, 36B/C, 38B
L 14-16 10-12 42-44 31-34"
34D, 36C, 38B
NOLI
NOLI SIZE U.K SIZE U.S SIZE E.U SIZE WAIST INSEAM OUTSEAM HIP BUST
XS 4-6 0-2 32-34 24-26" 27" 35 33-35" 30-32"
S 8-10 4-6 36-38 27-29" 27.5" 36 36-38" 32-34"
M 10-12 6-8 38-40 30-33" 28" 37 39-41" 34-36"
L 12-16 8-12 40-44 32-34" 28" 37 42-43"

36-38"

ONZIE LEGGINGS/ CAPRIS / BRAS
ONZIE SIZE U.K SIZE U.S SIZE E.U SIZE WAIST CUP
XS/S 4-6 0-2 32-34 24-26"  
S/M 6-8 2-6 34-36 26-28" A-B
M/L 10-12 6-8 38-40 28-31" B-C
L/L 14-16 10-12 42-46 31-33"

C-D

RE3

RE3 SIZE U.K SIZE U.S SIZE E.U SIZE WAIST INSEAM HIP
XS 6 0-2 32 23-24.5" 26.5" 33-34.5"
S 8-10 2-4 34-36 25-26.5" 26.5" 35-36.5"
M 12-14 6-8 38-40 27-28.5" 26.5" 37-38.5"
L 16 10-12 42 29-30.5" 27.5" 39-40.5"
SPIRITUAL GANGSTER 
SPIRITUAL GANGSTER SIZE U.K SIZE U.S SIZE E.U SIZE WAIST HIP BUST
XS 6 2 34 24-25" 34-35" 32-33"
S 8-10 4-6 36-38 26-27" 36-37" 34-35"
M 12 8 40 28-29" 38-39" 36-37"
L 14-16 10-12 42-44 30-31" 40-41" 38-39"
 
SUB_URBAN RIOT
SUB-URBAN RIOT SIZE U.K SIZE U.S SIZE E.U SIZE
XS 4-6 0-2 32-34
S 6-8 2-4 34-38
M 10-12 6-8 38-40
L 12-24 8-10 40-42
TEEKI HOT PANT / LEGGINGS
TEEKI SIZE U.K SIZE U.S SIZE E.U SIZE WAIST
HIP
INSEAM
LENGTH
XS 4-6 0-2 34-36 23"-24.5" 33"-34.5" 24" 35"
S 6-10 4-6 38-40 25"-26.5" 35"-36.5" 25" 35.5"
M 12-14 8-10 40-42 27"-28.5" 37"-38.5" 26" 35.75"
L 14-16 12-14 42-44 29"-30.5" 37"-38.5" 26" 36.5"
  

VARLEY 

VARLEY SIZE U.K SIZE U.S SIZE E.U SIZE
XXS 4-6 0-2 34
XS 8 2-4 36
S 10 4-6 38
M 12 6-8 40
L 14 8-10 42