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Sirsasana (Headstand Pose)

Sirsasana (Headstand Pose): Step by Step & Benefits

In Sanskrit “Sirsa” stands for head and also while practicing this asana one has to stand on one’s head that is why this asana is also renowned as “Headstand Pose”. This is one of the best asana which cures almost each & every ailments. Here we showcase some steps for how to do Sirsasana and easy ways for obtaining Sirsasana benefits. Moreover Sirsasana is also one of the toughest asana to practice so it is always suggested that one should practice under expert’s supervision or guidance.

Sirsasana Benefits digestive tract & tones up abdominal organs

Following are the steps for how to do Sirsasana with proper skill and technique for gaining its benefits.

Step 1: -

First of all place your head and forearms on folded blanket.

Step 2: -

Put kneel on ground by keeping fingers together and place forearms on ground.

Step 3: -

Now keep blanket between palms.

Step 4: -

Open your hands to put your head on them.

Step 5: -

Now cautiously move your feet nearer to the elbows and then lift up the heels.

Step 6: -

Exhale to lift up one foot from ground following the other one and try to keep them in straight posture as much as possible. Remain in same position for some time.

Step 7: -

Keep legs, thighs and knees in air such that they are making 90° with the ground.

Step 8: -

Balance the entire weight of body divided equally on both forearms.

Step 9: -

Inhale steadily and remain in same posture for some time.

Step 10: -

At last exhale gradually to get back to normal Shavasana pose such that feet are in touch with each other.

How to do Sirsasana

Time Duration for Sirsasana

It is suggested that one should practice this asana for few until one feels comfort and ease but with increase in practice simultaneously increases its time duration. Practicing it daily increases its duration up to 5-minutes within a week.

Advantages of Sirsasana

1)   Sirsasana benefits you to calm down brain & to reduce stress.

2)   It stimulates pineal and pituitary glands.

3)   It makes your spine, arms and legs tough & strong.

4)   It also advances digestive tract and tones up abdominal organs.

5)   It reduces menopause symptoms.

6)   Sirsasana benefits to make thyroid gland active.

Precautions of Sirsasana

1)   Patients suffering from back pain should avoid this asana.

2)   One should not practice in case of headache.

3)   Heart and high blood pressure patients should avoid the practice of this asana.

4)   One should practice Sirsasana steps under expert supervision.

5)   At early stage one should practice this asana with a wall support as it seems to be much difficult to practice.

6)   Keep breathing steadily but one should not hold one’s breathe while standing on head.

Asanas described here should be practiced strictly under the guidance of Yoga teacher or under the supervision of yoga expert only.

Related posts:

  1. Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand Pose)
  2. Shalabhasana (Locust Pose)
  3. Halasana (Plow Pose)
  4. Bakasana (Crane Pose)
  5. Garudasana (Eagle Pose)

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