An inverted pose, with your body resting on
Sarvangasana, the Sanskrit name for the Shoulderstand, comes
from the word "sarva", meaning whole. This Asana strengthens, stimulates and rejuvenates the entire
body, relaxes the tension in well-known stress areas like the neck, shoulders
and the lower back. The muscles of your lower back get stronger, the chest and
shoulders can move more freely and the back gets straighter. The Shoulder Stand
also stimulates the thyroid gland and is good for blood circulation in the
chest, shoulders, upper back and the neck.
In Shoulderstand, the Chin Lock regulates
the flow of energy in the head, throat, and heart.
your shoulders and improves flexibility of your upper spine.
the brain and nervous system therefore helps to relieve stress.
digestion and massages and stimulates the thyroid and prostate glands.