Shirshasana (Headstand) – The Asana for Perfect Health


Shirshasana is also known as Headstand. Due to its multiple health benefits, this posture is
also called the Kind Asana of all.
Did you know that Shirshasana prevents the hair from turning grey?  Shirshasana is an
advanced asana that brings body and mind into perfect shape.
Today we explain to you how to master the Headstand and discuss its benefits and

Step 1:
Place your mat close to the wall. Interlock your fingers and place them on the mat. Release
your lower arms and elbows tot he mat and create a triangle shape. Your lower arms should
be at a 70°-90° angle towards each other.

Step 2:
Create a balance of this triangle shape. Once you lift your body up, this will be the focal
point of your weight (not on your head).
Now, place the crown of your head on the mat, supported by your palms. Your palms,
fingers and thumbs touch the back of your head.

Step 3:
Lift your knees up. Only your feet/toes, lower arms, and crown of your head should touch the
mat. Begin to walk closer towards your head.
Keep your spine straight and now gently lift your legs up. First, find the balance and avoid
falling. Straighten your legs and align your spine and legs into one line.
Remeber to have the weight on your lower arms, not on your head entirely.
If you fall backward, you will be supported by the wall.
Sometimes it takes a while to find the balance in this pose, so don’t hesitate to repeat trying.


Headstand-Gyan Yog Breath


 Increases the blood flow to the brain
 Revitalizes the nervous and endocrine system
 Relieves diabetes type 2
 Enhances concentration and calmness
 Relieves anxiety                                                                                                                                                                                          Prevents hair loss and turning grey of hair
 Improves the eye vision
 Cures piles and varicose veins
 Improves the hemoglobin content of the blood
 Balances metabolic functions
 Rejuvenates the brain
 Removes lethargy

This asana should not be practiced if you suffer from:
 Back injury
 High blood pressure
 Weak blood vessels
 Neck injury
 Heart disease
 Obesity

Please also avoid this posture if you are pregnant or menstruating.
As this asana is classified as an advanced posture, it is best performed with the support of a
wall and under the supervision of an experienced teacher.

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Such an intensive 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India, can help you to lay a strong
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There are 2 comments

  1. Johanna

    Hi, this post is very helpful for me. I practise yoga for 10 months now in Berlin and just tried your headstand tutorial myself. What a great description!
    I find it very interesting to see how many benefits this pose brings.
    Thanks for sharing this, I am going to follow your posts in future as well.
    That’s inspiring!
    And I hope one day I will be able to join your 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India.
    At the moment my job doesnt allow it to me but lets see 🙂
    Is your 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India for beginners as well?

    1. BipinJi

      Namaste Johanna,
      Thanks for your lovely comment! You are most welcome to join our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India. Yes, it is for beginners as well! Send us a private email & we will give you more Infos & available Dates!

      Love and Light

      Your Gyan Yog Breath Team

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