Straight Up - Sirsasana - Head Stand - Kelly by Philip Werner

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Upside down
never looked so right

“Sirsasana (also Shirshasana or Sirshasana) is a yoga asana (or posture) in which the body is completely inverted, and held upright supported by the forearms, while the crown of the head rests lightly on the floor. It is known as the king of yoga asanas.

Practitioners of yoga believe that, like most inverted positions, the practice of sirsasana may increase the flow of blood to the brain, improve memory and other intellect functions. It is believed to rejuvenate the body and mind and regulate the flow of energy (prana) in the body." (


The Studio, Brunswick.
Melbourne. November, 2010.

Canon EOS 5D
EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L @43mm
1/125 sec at f/18, ISO 400

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kelly, woman, sutdio, nude, yoga, sirsasana

I am a Melbourne based photographer, mainly shooting people at the moment.

I love experimenting.

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  • catwalk
    catwalkover 3 years ago

    brilliant image …as so is the model

  • Thanks cat ! Yes, she is :)

    – Philip Werner

  • Maxoperandi
    Maxoperandiover 3 years ago

    Superb image and light…I want to photograph this model…shame I am stuck here in the freezing UK!

  • Thanks Max !

    Perhaps you can offer her a return ticket to the UK from Melbourne :)

    – Philip Werner

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparover 3 years ago

    Fabulous Work .!!

  • Thank you !! :)

    – Philip Werner

  • ChrisCoombes
    ChrisCoombesover 3 years ago

    A beautiful, stunning, artistic image Philip, and a hell of a skill from kelly

  • Thanks Chris, appreciated. Yep, I was (am) pretty impressed with Kelly also! :)

    – Philip Werner

  • Teacup
    Teacupover 3 years ago

    incredible pose, incredible capture… fantastic lighting…x

  • Thank you teacup :)

    – Philip Werner

  • Glynn Jackson
    Glynn Jacksonover 3 years ago

    Outstanding in every facet, model, lighting pose, capture. .. Congrats Phillip

  • Thank Glynn ! :)

    – Philip Werner

  • Michael McCasland
    Michael McCaslandover 3 years ago

    Love the work and form.

  • Thank you.

    – Philip Werner

  • sandra .
    sandra .over 3 years ago

    Goodness, this is mighty…fantastic
    So slender, ‘she’ reminds me of a candle burning brightly

  • I think she IS a candle burning brightly :)

    – Philip Werner

  • Ken Thomas Photography
    Ken Thomas Pho...over 3 years ago

    She has perfect form!!! Brilliant capture!!

  • Thanks Ken, yeah, I tried to write some poetry but the only word that came was perfect.

    – Philip Werner

  • Stephen Mclaren
    Stephen Mclarenover 3 years ago

    Amazing!!!! So eyecatching!! You have great imagination and skill to make this work :-))))))

  • Thank you Stephen ! Yeah, it’s inspiring me to do more yoga shots. I have proposed to start a “yoga photography” group, just waiting approval…

    – Philip Werner

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