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
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.
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.
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.
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
This asana should not be practiced if you suffer from:
High blood pressure
Weak blood vessels
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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