Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasan)

by | Jun 13, 2020 | Yoga Poses

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Reviewed by  Dr. Andrew Grover,  CPT

Benefits 

  • It strengthens the arms and shoulders and keeps the spine flexible. 
  • It Nourishes the brain with more blood. 

How to do 

  • Lie on the back. The arms lie beside the body with the palms facing up. 
  • Inhaling, lift your legs off the floor, raising your legs straight up at a 90-degree angle. 
  • Exhaling raises the waist and the hips from the floor and take the legs backward over the head. 
  • haling raise the back and the legs up into a vertical position, placing the hands on the upper back for support. The chin should rest against the chest, creating the chin lock. Fix the eyesight on the toes and maintaining the asana, continue normal breathing. 

Tips 

  • Keep the legs straight in knees with toes pointing to the sky. 
  • Try and keep the body in a straight line from the chest to the tips of the toes. 
  • Head straight and eye sight fixed on the toes. 

Warnings 

  • Avoid if you have high blood pressure, heart problem, glaucoma, slip disc, spondylosis, neck pain, and acute thyroid problem. 

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