Shoulder Stand Pose

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Shoulder stand pose is also known as Sarvangasana which means whole body posture. “Sarv” means all and “Anga” means organs/body parts which is how the name of this yoga pose has been derived. Shoulder stand yoga pose therefore caters to each and every part of the body.

 

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How to do Shoulder Stand Yoga pose or Sarvangasana-

  1. Lie straight on your back.
  2. Lift your legs, buttock and back so that you come up on your shoulders. Remember to you’re your legs straight. Support your back with your hands and your elbows should press down to the floor.
  3. Your weight should be supported on your shoulder and upper arms, and not on your head and neck.
  4. Remain in the posture for 30 to 60 seconds.
  5. Now to come out of the posture, lower the knees and bring your hands to the floor, palms facing to the floor and slowly bring your spine down touching to the floor.
  6. Lie straight on your back.
  7. Now relax for 60 seconds.
  8. Try to repeat the posture for 2 to 3 times.

Benefits of Shoulder stand pose or Sarvangasana-

  1. Shoulder stand pose or Sarvanga yoga asana helps in stimulating the thyroid and parathyroid gland.
  2. Shoulder stand pose or Sarvanga yoga asana helps in relieving lower back pain.
  3. Shoulder stand pose or Sarvanga yoga asana strengthens the back.
  4. Shoulder stand pose or Sarvanga yoga asana strengthens the arms and shoulders.
  5. Shoulder stand pose or Sarvanga yoga asana increased blood flow to the head and upper body.
  6. Shoulder stand pose or Sarvanga yoga asana helps in headaches, sinus and sore throats.
  7. Shoulder stand pose or Sarvanga yoga asana helps in nervous system.
  8. Shoulder stand pose or Sarvanga yoga asana is good for heart.
  9. Shoulder stand pose or Sarvanga yoga asana is good for constipation, indigestion and helps in releasing gas.

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