Sarvangasana yoga asana is one of the asanas that is believed to affect the whole body from tip to toe. This is a complex posture that originates from the Sanskrit word that means the asana that affects the whole body. The shoulder standing pose or Sarvangasana is believed to affect many internal organs and stimulates the flow of blood to mind. Although in starting the technique of doing Sarvangasana seems bit difficult and complicated but can be mastered with, and once you have a hand on it various health benefits of the asana can be experienced by the practitioner.
Steps of Sarvangasana
- To start this asana lie flat on your back do not forget to keep your legs together and arms suspended on the sides.
- Slowly and steadily push your leg in an uplifting position now buttocks, and then back, place your elbow in such a position that it supports your body weight, stand and lie on your shoulder. Use your hands to support the torso and its weight.
- Take your time and get accustomed to the pose and bring your shoulder closer to each other. Now align your spine back muscle and upper body in one line. Make sure that your body weight is on your hands and shoulders putting weight directly on head or neck can be dangerous and lead to injuries.
- Point the outer part of soles outward and tight the muscle in a stretching action.
- Hold there and try to be in the position for another 30 to 60 seconds. Be easy and comfortable and try to breathe deeply and feel your neck is feeling the pain or stress come back to a neutral position immediately.
Benefits of Sarvangasana
- Prevent much hormonal imbalance in female and helps in conditions like thyroid and polycystic ovarian disease
- Improves circulatory function and strengthens the functioning of the heart
- This asana acts on the muscle of head by relieving the tension within them hence relieving headache due to stress, tension headaches, and hypertensive headaches.
- Affects the digestive system and relieve many symptoms like constipation, stomach ulcers,
- As this asana improves the circulation in the peripheral organs as well as muscle it helps in relieving conditions like varicose veins and venous thrombotic
- Helps in activating the hippocampus and other parts of the brain which lead to better functioning as well as better sleep, therefore, helps in insomnia cases.
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