Friday, 1 November 2013

Shoulderstand Pose: Salamba Sarvangasana!

An inverted pose, with your body resting on your shoulders.
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.

·         Stretches your shoulders and improves flexibility of your upper spine.
·         Calms the brain and nervous system therefore helps to relieve stress.
·         Improves digestion and massages and stimulates the thyroid and prostate glands.
·         Flushes mucous from your lungs.
·         Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause.

·         Neck or back problems
·         Heavy period of menstruation
·         High blood pressure
·         Eye or inner ear infection
·         Pregnancy
·         Diarrhea


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