‘Sarvangasana’ in Sanskrit means ‘Sarva’ – ‘Entire’; ‘Anga’ – ‘Body Parts’ and ‘Asana’ – ‘pose’. It is considered as one of the few yoga poses which can help to stimulate as well as regulate the entire body i.e. show the benefits from the toes to the head. Sarvangasana is also known for many kinds of important health benefits. The Shoulder Stand pose or Sarvangasana can work pretty well for all the different internal organs from the body and can also smooth the function of the sensitive organs. It is because of its significant role in the management as well as prevention of the diseases and the disorders, this yoga asana is known as the ‘Mother Of Asanas’.
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Steps Of Shoulder Stand Pose Or Sarvangasana:
a. First lie on the back with your hands by the side.
b. With a movement, try to lift the legs, buttocks and the back so that you can come up high on the shoulders. Try to support the back with hands.
c. Try to move the elbows closer to each other, and move the hands along the back, creeping towards the shoulder blades. Remember to keep the legs and spine straight by pressing down the elbows to the floor and hands in the back. Your weight must be supported on the shoulders and upper arms and not on the head or neck.
d. Always remember to keep the legs firm. Lift the heels high like you are putting a footprint on ceiling. Then bring the big toes straight over the nose. Point the toes up. Always try to pay attention to the neck. Do not press the neck in the floor. Instead you can keep the neck strong with a feeling of tight neck muscles. Try to press the sternum toward the chin. If you are feeling any kind of strain in the neck, come out of this posture immediately.
e. Remember to keep breathing heavily or deeply and stay in this posture for about 30 to 60 seconds.
f. To come out, lower your knees to the forehead. Bring the hands to the floor, and the palms facing downwards. Without lifting your head, slowly bring the spine down, completely to the floor, vertebra by vertebra. Now lower the legs to the floor. Relax for more than 60 seconds.
a. Keep your legs straight and the knees with toes pointing towards the sky.
b. Try to keep the body in straight line from chest to the tips of your toes.
c. Remember to keep your head straight and your eye sight fixed on your toes.
d. Be sure that the trunk is vertical enough, so that the chin can rest against your chest.
a. Do not try to bend your knees.
b. Do not try to move your neck or it can overstrain it in the chin lock position.
c. Try not to bring the legs over your head when in this asana pose. Don’t even keep them vertical completely if it can cause tension.
d. Try not to raise the head from the floor.
e. Try not to tense the legs or a point of the feet as it contracts the legs and prevent drainage of blood.
Benefits Of Shoulder Stand Or Sarvangasana:
a. Prevents From Thyroid Problems: Sarvangasana can help the thyroid and parathyroid glands to bathe in the blood thereby absorbing the nutrients from the blood thus it is good for the health of the glands and the functions. It can also revitalize the throat as well as neck region ensuring the blood flow.
b. Good For Heart: In this pose, the body gets inverted and the venous blood flow to the heart without the strain by force of the gravity thus it is good for the proper functioning of heart and can also prevent palpitations.
c. Soothes Headache: While performing Sarvangasana, the head is in the inverted position and the supply of the blood to it is being regulated by a firm chin lock that can also lead to the sootheness of the nerves and headache. By regularly performing this asana it can cure the headache and the migraine completely.
d. Treats Hypertension: The pose can show a soothing impact on the nerves thus it is good for those who are suffering from hypertension, short temper, irritation and nervous breakdown.
f. Relieves From Constipation: This asana can regulate the free movement of the bowel and vanish the constipation forever.
h. Relives From Stomach Ulcer: It can activate the abdominal organ and give relief to the people who are suffering from intestinal ulcers, ulcers, chronic pains in the abdominal region as well as colitis.
j. Relives From The Varicose Vein: It can reduce the blood pressure from the blood vessels of your legs thus giving a great relief to the people who are suffering from the varicose vein. It is also good for the disorders at the heels and the groin region.
l. Weight Loss: It can smooth out the metabolism function in the body and can help to regulate the weight.
n. Skin care: It can help to remove the toxins and even other waste products from the blood thus preventing many diseases that is related with the skin. It also prevents from wrinkles, pimples and delay the skin aging. It can facilitate the adequate blood supply to the forehead region thus beneficial for the facial problems.
Contraindications Of Shoulder Stand Or Sarvangasana:
a. This asana must not to be performed by those people who have high blood pressure.
b. Avoid this pose during menstruation.
c. Do not perform this yoga pose if you have Spinal cord problems.
d. Do not practice in the case of glaucoma, chronic neck conditions, acute thyroid problems, shoulder injuries as well as retina problems.
e. It must be avoided by those who have the heart problems, spondylosis, middle ear problem, capillary, and Slip disc.
Things to Keep in Mind:
a. It must always be done under the supervision.
b. Try to give attention to the neck. If done incorrectly, then this posture can cause a severe neck injury.
c. Be sure to take ample support from the arms; neck must not be under any pressure or pain.
d. This pose is not recommended for elderly, or people who have high blood pressure, slipped disk, heart issues or any kind of neck, shoulder or even back injury.
e. Try not to get up or even come down in a jerk. Go slowly.