Salamba Sirsasana (Headstand)-9 Benefits

What is Salamba Sirsasana (Headstand)

The headstand is one of the most important yogic asanas.

The inversion in the final pose brings a rejuvenating supply of blood to the brain cells.

Regular practice of this asana widens your spiritual horizons.

It enhances clarity of thought, increases your concentration span, and sharpens memory.

This asana helps those who get mentally exhauste easily.

In Sanskrit, salamba means “supported” and sirsa translates as “head.”

Benefits of Salamba Sirsasana

  1. Builds stamina
  2. Alleviates insomnia
  3. Reduces the occurrence of heart palpitations
  4. Helps cure halitosis
  5. Strengthens the lungs
  6. Improves the function of the pituitary and pineal glands
  7. Increases the hemoglobin content in the blood
  8. Relieves the symptoms of colds, coughs, and tonsillitis
  9. Brings relief from digestive and eliminatory problems, when practiced in conjunction with salamba sarvangasana

Contraindications 

  1. High blood pressure
  2. cervical spondylosis
  3. backache
  4. headache
  5. Migraine
  6. Low blood pressure
  7. Do this asana only once in a session and do not repeat it—your body should not be overworked
  8. Avoid this asana during menstruation