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By on May 20, 2018

Exercise-109:Sarvangasana (The shoulder stand pose)

  • Lie flat on the back with feet together, arms by the sides and palms flat on the ground.
  • Using the arms as levers raise the legs and back to a vertical position.
    Bend the elbows and use the arms as props to steady the back by
  • pressing it with the palms.
  • The trunk and legs should extend straight up, forming a right angle with the neck, the chest pressing against the chin.



Variations-
Variation-1

  • Bend the right knee and place the right foot on the left thigh.
  • Bend the hips forward and place the right knee on the forehead.
  • Remove the right foot from the left thigh.
  • Fold the left leg and bring its knee to the forehead.

Variation-2
From sarvangasana, bend the hips forward and bring the legs to a horizontal position over the head.
Breathing-

Retain inside while assuming and returning from this asana.
Practice normal breathing when the body is steady in the raised position.

Duration-

  • Advanced practitioners can practice up to 15 minutes.
  • Beginners should practice for a new seconds and add a few seconds daily.
  • For general health benefits 3 to 5 minutes are adequate.

Concentration-
On the thyroid gland or respiration.
Sequence

  • Sarvangasana is ideally practiced immediately before halasana.
  • The counter pose can be matsyasana, ushtrasana or supta vajrasana, practiced for half the combined duration of sarvangasana and halasana.



Limitations-
Not for sufferers of enlarged thyroid, liver or spleen, high blood pressure or heart ailments.
Benefits-

  • This asana stimulates the thyroid gland and thereby improves the balance of the circulatory, digestive, reproductive, nervous and glandular systems.
  • It adjusts improper body growth and clears psycho­logical disturbances by bringing a rich supply of blood to the brain.
  • It relieves asthma, bronchitis and elephantiasis’s.
  • It releases the normal gravitational pressure from the anal muscles, relieving hemorrhoids (piles).
  • It tones the legs, abdomen, the female reproductive organs, spine and neck.
  • It inhibits hydrocele and eliminates waistline fat.
  • Leucorrhea and diabetes can be remedied.
  • Mastery of this asana gives conscious control over body temperature.

 

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