Turning the whole world topsy-turvy, comes the asana that is called the ‘King of Asanas’ -Sirsasana, popularly called the “Headstand” is an inversion. It benefits every system of the body and is a morale booster, once you learn to stay up in the posture.
In the words of Swami Sivananda, author of Yoga asanas, [su_quote]“In this asana alone, the brain can draw plenty of Prana and blood. It leads to natural Pranayam and Samadhi by itself. No other effort is necessary.” Practicing Sirsasana is a great way to lift your energy, relax your body and mind. Besides, it relaxes all the organs that are pulled by the gravity all day long.
As we balance on the cranium, the asana nourishes the head with oxygen and blood which balances the Sahasrara (Crown chakra). This leads to relaxing your mind and releases all the stress. An active Sahasrara Chakra unifies the human mind with the higher self and takes us beyond the existence of space and time. This chakra is associated with wisdom, enlightenment and transcendence.
Benefits of Sirsasana
In case of severe neck and shoulder pain. Avoid immediately after aerobic activity. Women should give it a miss during their menstruation cycle.
Engage your core, thighs and stretch the legs and toes.
This posture is about releasing your mental blocks and taking a leap of faith (literally). Practice patience and perseverance; and very soon you’ll see the world upside down. 🙂
Total Yoga is a balanced style of Yoga that focuses on Fitness training and Mindfulness practice equally.