To break down the Sanskrit name, Dwi means two, pada means leg and sirsa means head.
Dwi Pada Sirsasana is similar to Yoga Nidrasana / Yogic Sleeping pose and is also seen an advanced version or Koormasana / Tortoise pose. Like a tortoise withdrawing its head to its shell, coming into Dwi Pada Sirsasana encourages the practitioner to draw the attention inwards and focus on the body as a whole. The body parts are well connected and close to each other, therefore it is easy to visualize the breath moving towards all parts of the body.jumping castle
Contrary to its somewhat extreme appearance, Dwi Pada Sirsasana is considered one of the deeper spiritual poses where calmness and awareness can be achieved.
Dwi Pada Sirsasana is a deep external hip rotation pose and caution is advised to all levels of practitioners when trying this pose.
Issue 150, June 2015