Shirshasana Yoga (Headstand pose)

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Shirshasana yoga is also known as headstand pose, it is described as the king of all yoga poses due to its amazing physical, psychological, and mental health benefits.

Steps of Shirshasana Yoga (Headstand pose)

Sit on knees like a Vajrasana position and interlock the fingers of both hands and place them in front of the yoga mat.
Slowly place your head into the hollow of palms.
Slowly lift your both legs towards upwards and keep it straight. You can take the help of the wall or your friend while practicing this position.
The body should be in a straight line from down to up.
Breathe normally in this position for 15 to 20 seconds or more than that if you can.
Now slowly release the pose to come to the starting position by lower down your legs (Bending Knees)one by one.
Repeat this for 3-4 cycles.
You can practice it for 1 minute to a maximum of 5 minutes in the beginning. After a good practice, you can increase the duration. It really all depends on your level. In the beginning, try it for 1 minute. If you feel comfortable then increase the time.

Benefits of Shirshasana yoga (Headstand Pose)

Stimulating the functioning of the pineal, hypothalamus, and pituitary glands. This helps in better functioning and coordination of all the endocrine glands.
Increase blood circulation in the brain and improve brain function and memory.
Improving body posture and activating the core.
Improving blood and lymph circulation in the entire body.
Strengthening of muscles of the back, shoulders, and arms.
Cure Insomnia (Suffering from sleeping disorder)
Improves digestion and elimination.
For those suffering from liver disease, headache, poor blood circulation, this asana is very beneficial.
Cures spine problems.
Improves concentration and memory.
Relaxes the mind.
Help to improve mental balance.
Giving rest to the heart by reversing the blood pressure.
Providing conditioning to the brain, eyes, and ears due to increased blood pressure.
Releases anxiety.
Stimulate and regulate all body systems.

Precaution for Shirshasana Yoga (Headstand Pose)

Those suffering from a cough and cold, constipation, heart disease, head injuries or neck problem, high blood pressure, or low blood pressure should avoid practicing this asana.
Women should not practice during periods. Chances of getting cramps in the first two days.
Children avoid under the age of seven years as their skills can be soft.
Pregnant women should avoid it as it can be risky if they fall out of the pose.