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Salamba Sirsasana
 

What is Salamba Sirsasana?

In Sanskrit salamba means supported and sirsa means head thus Salmba sirsasana means supported headstand pose. It is an extremely powerful asana that is referred as King of the Asana due to the overall effects it imposes on the whole body.

 

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What is the technique of Salamba Sirsasana?

Facing the wall kneel down with your knees and leg together and forearms resting on the floor with fingers interlocked. Arms can be moved a little closer than shoulder for greater stability. Now place the crown of your head on a blanket up against your interlocked hands.

Curl your toes under and straighten your legs, walking your feet in toward your head, until your torso and hips are raised vertically upward with tailbone or hips resting against the wall. Raise your feet while bending knees in over your abdomen and with knees remaining bent, bring your soles to rest on the wall. Then straighten your legs upward, using the wall as a support while pushing for ward in the hips so that things are brought in line with the torso in the vertical. Try to lift up and out of your shoulders. Hold this position for 10 seconds as a beginning practitioner. Then

 gradually add 5 to 10 seconds onto your stay every day. With practice and experience you can hold this pose for ten minutes. But increase your stay very slowly. When you are ready, come down in as controlled manner as possible, reversing your path taken into the position.

 

What are the benefits of practicing Salamba Sirsasana?

This asana leaves so many positive effects on the body and mind that it is called King of the Asana. It enhances blood supply to the brain and calms it. It helps relieve stress and mild depression. The regular practice of this asana increases intellectual clarity, improves will power and respiration. It stimulates the pituitary and pineal glands. It strengthens the arms, legs, spine and lungs as well. It tones the abdominal organs and Improves digestion. It helps relieve the symptoms of menopause. It helps to cure minor (common cold, cough and sore throat) to major ailments like asthma, infertility, insomnia, and sinusitis. 

 
What are the cautions?

Do not practice this asana if you have back injury, headache, heart condition, high blood pressure, and neck injury. Women should avoid this pose in Menstruation and Pregnancy. If you have low blood pressure problem then do not start practice with this pose. This asana should be practiced with care and supervision of experienced teacher.

 

Yoga Exercises

Adho Mukha Svanasana II Anulom Viloma II Apanasana II Ardha Matsyendhrasana II Balasana II Bhunjangasana II Bidalasana II Chandrasana II Chaturangasana II Gomukhasana II Halasana II Janu Sirsasana II Jathra Parivartanasan II Konasana II Mandukasana II Matsyasana II Natarajasana II Padmasan II Paripurna Navasana II Parsva Uttanasana II Pascimottanasana II Pranayama II Purvottanasana II Salamba Sirsasana II Sarvangasana II Setu Bandha Sarvangasana II Siddhasana II Simhasana II Sukhasana II Utkatasana II Uttanasana II Utthita II Vajrasana II Virbhadrasana II Vriksasana

 
 
 

 

 

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