Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Shoulder Stand [Sarvangasana] Pose Its Wonderful Health Benefits :

Girls practicing yoga, Yoga - Salamba Sarvangasana / Supported shoulder stand                                                                       Sarvangasana that is Shoulder Stand pose is known as the queen of Yoga also known as the mother of all Yoga poses because the entire body is engaged when the pose is performed and greatly influences the functioning of all the body parts.Regular practice of this yoga creates consonance in the nervous and endocrine system for a vibrant living.Moreover,various therapeutic benefits of the shoulder stand pose,it is considered an essential posture for several reasons ; Sarvangasana precedes Sirsasana,it is learned before headstand and is much complicated and sophisticated in nature than headstand.
SHOULDER STAND POSE ITS WONDERFUL HEALTH BENEFITS :-
[a] Sound Sleep :- It provides multiple physical and mental benefits that balance the body and calm the mind.When a people enjoys robust health and tension free,they are able to have a restful sleep.
[b] Helps In Hair Fall Reduction :- The practice of shoulder stand pose increases the supply of blood and nutrients in the scalp thus massaging the scalp and effectively reducing the hair fall and premature greying of the hair.
[c] Relieves Common Cold ;- In this pose the chin is in close contact with the chest and the head stays on the ground in a firm position.The blood supply to the neck and the head gets enhanced,which helps relieve nasal congestion,common cold and headaches.
[d] Thyroid Therapeutic :- It enhances the blood flow to the thyroid and para-thyroid glands which stimulates their functioning and ensures good health of these glands thus preventing the onset of the thyroid.
[e] Triggers Vishudha [Throat Chakra] :- This pose stimulates the vishudha,the fifth chakra associated with expression,creativity and communication.When this chakra is ignited we can easily transform the negative feelings into pearls of wisdom and learning.The opening of the fifth chakra harmoniously attunes the person with inner and outer vibrations.
[f] Cardiovascular Fitness :- In this pose the body is in an inverted position which allows the oxygenated blood to circulate through the heart,thus resulting in optimal functioning of the heart,it is also prevents palpitations resulting in better heart health.
[g] Prevents Varicose Veins And Improves Circulation :- The pose naturally reverses the blood flow from the downward direction to the upward .When we stand upright again,fresh blood flows to the legs,thereby improving blood circulation in the body while preventing varicose veins in the legs.
[h] Sooth The Nervous System ;- Daily practice of this pose produces a calming effect on the parasympathetic nervous system and provides a greater mental stability to the practitioners.For those who are easily agitated or are more prone to anger,anxiety and nervous breakdown it is very helpful.
[i] Increases Flexibility And Strength :- Sarvangasana increases the flexibility of the spine and opens the chest.It strengthens the upper body,legs and abdominal muscles.It allows shoulders to move to the back body,thus correcting the bad posture caused due to constant sitting and hunching,also increases strengthen in the back and tones the muscles.
[j] Strong Digestive Health :- Regular performing the Shoulder Stand pose helps in strong digestion.The gravitational pull on the body affects the abdominal muscles which result in free bowel movement and indigestion,constipation is relieved.
HOW TO PERFORM THE SHOULDER STAND POSE :
# Lie on your back on a mat,stretch your legs out and keep your arms alongside your body with palms facing down.
# Bend your knees and bring heels close to your hips.
# Upon exhalation compress your arms into the floor,lift your feet off the floor and draw your thighs towards the upper body.
# Lift the back away from the ground and place your hands on your lower back for support.
# Raise your pelvic bone over your shoulders and keep your torso perpendicular to the floor.
# Inhale,strengthen your legs towards the ceiling bringing your body into a straight line from the crown of the head to the toes of the feet.
# Soften the gaze and look towards the chest.

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