I feel like I am doing something really good for myself when I perform shoulder stand, as Mr. Iyengar argues it is the most beneficial of all the yoga poses.

I like the fact that doing a shoulder stand will help to regulate my thyroid.

I do best if I use blankets under my shoulder, which gives a lift and allows me to free my neck when I do it.

As I channel the energy into my throat chakra, my chin to my chest, my breath deepens, my mind quiets and once again the only thing to focus on is my inward experience.

As I come out of shoulder stand and feel its effects, I feel my circulation improving, my lymph stimulated and I feel joyful.