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Top 10 benefits of shirshasana yoga(headstand pose)

About shirshasana yoga

Shirshasana yoga is the king of all asanas. Do you know the word ‘shirshasana’ is a combination of two words first ‘shirsha’ and second ‘asana’? The first word shirsha meaning is ‘Head’ and the second word meaning is ‘Pose’.

Name -> Shirshasana
Sanskrit -> शीर्षासन
Meaning -> Headstand Pose
Pose Type -> Upside down


Before doing shirshasana you need to practices some asanas like Virasana, Uttanasana, Adhomukha svanasana, and salamba Sarvangasana for building the upper body strength and balance required to do Shirshasana. The Salamba Sarvangasana needs a completely inverted position of a body, supported by forearms with the crown head resting lightly over the ground.

Steps of  shirshasana yoga(Headstand Pose)

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  • The first step goes to the Child Pose (Balasana) from this pose open your elbows to shoulder distance and interlock your fingers to shape an equilateral triangle.
  • Then down your crown head between your hand and you feel that your fingers touch your head backside.
  • Then try to up your leg down to up equal of your head slowly. this time your back will be straight.
  • Then breathe normally without any strain and hold this position as much you can do it.
  • Then slowly bend your knee down your leg and come into child pose(Balasana)

*If you are a beginner then you can use the wall support.

*Day by day increase the duration, In the starting stage hold the position for a few moments if you feel uncomfortable leave the pose as soon as possible.

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Sirsasana Benefits

  •  Helpful to reduce stress.
  •  Increase concentration.
  •  Slow down an aging problem.
  •  Build arm and shoulder strength.
  •  Improve blood circulation on the head and scalp.
  •  Improve digestion process.
  •  Build your core muscle.
  •  Increase the hemoglobin level in the blood.
  •  It balances and stimulates the process of the endocrine glands, mainly the pituitary and pineal glands.
  •  It is very helpful for hair loss problems.

Warning for Shirshasana

  • This Asana should be avoided in the case of if you have a neck injury, severe headache.
  • During menstruation avoid this.
  • People who are suffering from high B.P. problems, heart problems, conjunctivitis, glaucoma, brain injury, hernia, obesity, and hypertension are strictly advised not to perform this Asana.
  • Take advice from an expert before doing any yoga.

Different variations of Shirshasana(Headstand)

Salamba Shirshasana 2 -> Headstand Pose 2
Salamba Sirshasana 3 -> headstand Pose 3
Ek Pada Sirshasana -> Single-Leg Headstand
Parshva Sirshasana -> Side Headstand
Parshvaikapada Sirshasana -> Single-Leg Headstand
Upavistha Konasana Shirshasana -> Seated Angle Pose Headstand
Urdhva Padmasana Sirshasana -> Upward Lotus Pose Headstand
Baddha Hasta Shirshasana -> Bound Hands Headstand
Baddha Konasana Sirshasana -> Bound Angle Pose Headstand
Parivrttaikapada Shirshasana -> Single-Leg Revolved Headstand
Mukta Hasta Shirshasana -> Free Hands Headstand


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