Today’s topic is Shirshasana (Head Stand Pose)| Benefits Precautions. The ‘Shirsha’ means the head. In this asana, the body has to be supported on the head. That is why asana is called Shirshasana. This asana has got the title of king of all asanas. This asana is also called Kapali Asana, Vrikshasana, and Viparitakarni Asana. Lay a three or four-fold cloth on the ground to make this asana flexible. At the beginning of this asana, take the support of the wall.
How To Do Shirshasana (Head Stand Pose)?
- First, sit in Vajrasana Pose.
- Then make a narrowing of the fingers of both hands. That is, put the fingers of both hands in each other.
- Then place the fingers of both hands intertwined on the ground.
- Now gently place the head between both hands.
- And straighten the waist. Then maintain body balance.
- Slowly raise both legs.
- Don’t be in a hurry. Starting this Asana very slowly.
- And keep the toes in a stretched position towards the sky.
- And naturally, continue to breathe.
- Initially keep the legs high for 5 to 15 seconds.
- And this can be made easier by gradually increasing the time from five to fifteen seconds a week to half an hour.
- It is very important to do Savasana for rest after doing Shirshasana.
Benefits of Shirshasana (Head Stand Pose)
- This Asana is extremely helpful in celibacy observance.
- It accumulates energy. And provides power. And add to the power.
- This Asana prevents nightmares.
- Thus semen power results in ojas power.
- This asana is against the law of gravity.
- Doing this asana can draw a lot of energy and blood to the brain.
- This asana adds to mental strength.
- And this asana blossoms into the power of memory.
- And this asana is the cure for all diseases.
- Shirshasana is the amulet cure for all diseases.
- Shirshasana increases the digestive juices and inflames the gastrointestinal tract.
- It also cures eye, ear, head, throat, and ailments like diabetes and asthma.
- The Yogatattva Upanishad says that anyone who does this asana for three hours. He conquers the world.
- Really, Shirshasana is nectar.
- The head gets pure blood from the Shirshasan, which makes the eyes, nose, ears, etc. disease-free.
- It makes the pituitary and pineal gland clean. And activates the brain.
- It enhances memory, sharpness, and concentration.
- Shirshasana pose activates the digestive system, stomach, intestine, and liver. And enhances the digestive power of the stomach.
- Relieves the problem of excessive gas in the stomach and the problem of constipation.
- This makes the thyroid gland active. And reduces both obesity and weakness.
- The headstand helps establish celibacy by activating the thyroid gland.
- It cures impotence, infertility, etc.
- It increases radiance and vitality on the face.
- This prevents hair from falling prematurely and becoming premature white.
- The headstand relaxes your brain and helps you in relieving tension.
- Regular practice of headstand makes your hands, shoulders, legs, and spine bone strong.
Precautions of Shirshasana
- If you have problems with high blood pressure heart disease and glaucoma then do not practice this easy.
- Do not practice this asana if you have blood hemorrhage and kidney problems in your head.
- Do not practice this asana if your belly is full, the body is tired or has migraine or headache problem.
- If you have impure blood in your body, do not practice this asana.
- Women should not do this asana during pregnancy and should not do this asana during menstruation.
- If you are feeling dizzy and have severe pain in your head, do not practice this asana.
- If the neck is hurt, if the head is injured, the person suffering from hernia, hypertension, obesity should also not practice this asana.
Asanas are beneficial for the health of the body. Should be done under the right guide.