25th OF JANUARY from 4’30 p.m. to 6’30 p.m.


with Nabil Najjar

Known as the “King of Asanas” because of its many benefits, the Headstand is the first of the 12 asanas and is considered by many to be a panacea for countless human ills. Sitting and standing for most of the day causes your circulation to become sluggish, so your heart has to work harder to pump sufficient blood to the upper parts of your body. Normally, your heart works against gravity; inverting your entire body lessens the strain on your heart, and allows a plentiful supply of oxygen-rich blood to reach your head and brain. This pose is not an advanced asana; even so, to begin with you may wish just to undertake the child’s Pose and the Dolphin, progressing to the full Headstand later.

Headstand develops the qualities of will power, sharpness of the brain and clarity of thought, Headstand tends to heat the body and stimulate the nervous system and tones the neck muscles.


About Nabil :

Nabil Najjar, our senior teacher, has been teaching yoga in Beirut since 1998, and opened the Sivananda Yoga Center in Gemmayzeh in 2000.

He has received certification as an advanced teacher of Sivananda Yoga and has participated in numerous teacher trainings, advanced meditation courses and Sadhana intensives over the past fifteen years.

He now divides his time between Beirut and Tripoli, where he lives and teaches.