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Sirsasana Yoga pose

Sirsasana Yoga pose

  • Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression.
  • Stimulates the pituitary and pineal glands.
  • Strengthens the arms, legs, and spine.
  • Strengthens the lungs.
  • Tones the abdominal organs.

Sirasana is the favourite posture of many people in the entire yoga routine. Before a person begins the Sirasana, it must be remembered that at the time when you are learning the head stand, it is best to make sure that this asana is practiced under the supervision of an expert yoga teacher.

Relieves stress

In the normal situation, blood has a tough time moving through the bottom part of the body, the legs and up to the torso and then the head. Poor blood circulation is the reason for many of the ailments in the body. We see the good things about practicing Sirsasana below:

– Normalizes blood pressure

– Increases blood flow to the scalp

– Relax and compress specific blood vessels in the brain making them strong

When there is a normal passage of communication through the nerves, the muscles become relaxed. The knots dissolve, and the body experiences a calming effect. Blood to the brain enhances the working of the nervous system.

Increased Focus

When a person gets into a headstand, there is an increased blood flow that reaches the mind. This is further helpful in improving the mental capacity, and incrementing the focus and mindfulness in a person. Alongside decreasing a sense of worry, apprehension and stress, this yoga posture will improve your capacity so as to keep your mind extremely sharp and healthy.

In case a person has some neck and back problems then it is best to skip this yoga asana till the time the problem goes away. Women who are menstruating or pregnant must also not practice this asana. If you are a beginner in the practice of Yoga, the recommendation is that you do not attempt the Sirsasana immediately. Learn the basic poses first and then try the more difficult asanas. 


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