Sirsasana is an advanced inversion that exhibits strength, control and the beauty of overcoming the fear of falling through physical and mental balance. The name is derived from the Sanskrit Sirsa, meaning head and asana meaning “pose” or “posture.”
Sirsasana may also be referred to as headstand in English
Headstand is also known as the King of asanas because this yoga pose is considered to be a master in curing many diseases. Headstand is one of the most effective asanas for body and mind. Mastering
Sirsasana requires a bit of strength, but it is mainly a matter of concentration and awareness.
The idea of going upside down may not be appealing to most people. Infect, the thought of inversions can really be scary for certain individuals. However, the reality is that falling into an upside-down position as in a headstand actually helps boost the morale and renders a new perception in life. These are two of the several benefits of headstand.
Benefits of Headstand
The headstand balances the heart and the circulatory system by inverting the body. The gravity helps to bring the blood in the veins towards the heart.
Breathing and the circulatory systems are strengthened.
- The brains, spinal cord and the rest of the nervous system are provided with an increased bloodstream rich in nutrients.
- Any condition of the nerves, eyes, ears, nose, and throat can be improved
- Sirsasana is a remedy for constipation·
- Increased memory and intellectual capacity
- Improved concentration, willpower and focus
- The thyroid gland, pituitary gland, and pineal gland are stimulated. As a consequence, the other endocrine glands are coordinated and stimulated
- An increase in blood pressure has a positive effect on the brains, eyes, and ears
- Stimulation of the function of the central nervous system
- Positive effect on the heart because of an inverted blood pressure
- Strengthening of the back, shoulder and arm muscles
- The blood circulation and the lymphatic system is stimulated throughout the body
- Improvement of digestion and secretion of toxins
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Contradictions and cations
- Cardiovascular issues
- Neck issues
- Shoulder issues
- Surgery or inflammation in your head region (for example ears, eyes, nose, etc.
- Arthritis or osteoporosis
- Brain injuries
- Lower-back and spinal issues (e.g. chronic pain, herniated disc, sciatica, SI-joint instability)
- Acute migraine or headache
- For asthma or other breathing disorders: holding only for short durations and skipping altogether if it causes too much discomfort, nausea, or shortness of breath.