Pindasana in Sirsasana registers as 6* on the scale of difficulty.
To me, the beauty of this pose lies in its opposing elements: the pressing down through your forearms to help your back rise tall in a headstand and the careful softening of your hip creases to help your knees ease down toward your head. Your upper body and your lower body take on two very different dynamic movements in the asana.
Poses like Pindasana in Sirsasana not only call upon our ability to hone in on very specific requests of different parts of our bodies; they ask us to open our minds. When we attempt poses like this, we embrace the notion that, within the tiny space of one body, we can experience vast worlds of movement and sensation. How wonderful and magical it is to embody so much possibility! Moments like these remind me that the vessel of the body truly is a sacred temple.
What moments in your life or on your mat bring you that sense of wonder?