The word “Sarvangasana” is derived from a Sanskrit word “Sarva” meaning “all” ; “Anga” meaning “body parts” and “Asana” meaning “posture” or “seat”. It is commonly called as “Shoulder- Stand Pose” in English and has a nick name as “Queen” or “Mother” of all the asana.
STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED:
- Lie down on your back, with feet together and hands by the side of the body.
- Take a deep breath, as you exhale start lifting your legs up, and tightening your abdomen, lift your hips also up and place your palms on the hips and as you start lifting your legs higher, slowly move your palms from the buttocks to the lower back.
- Now with the help of the hand, start pushing your hips inside and feet slightly outward (away from the body), getting the entire body in one alignment, the mid back, hips, knees, ankles and the toes.
- Only the upper back, the shoulders are resting on the mat.
- Hence the name shoulder-stand is given to this asana.
- Taking the hand support, engaging your core and abdomen, start dropping your hips down on the floor without letting your feet falling down forcefully or lifting your head up.
- Keeping hips resting on the mat, now slowly start dropping your feet down on the mat.
- Now slowly go to shavasana and relax.
- It helps in stimulating thyroid glands and abdominal organs.
- It helps in restoring imbalance of hormones in the body.
- It helps in asthma, insomnia, and reduces stress levels.
- It helps in reducing menstrual pain and cramps, also is proven to improving and elevates positive moods.
- Back problems or slipped disc
- Weak or injured cervical muscles
- Weak blood vessels in the eyes
- High blood pressure
- Sciatica problems.
DISCLAIMER: – PLEASE PRACTICE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF YOGA TEACHER/ YOGA EXPERT.