Salamba Sirsasana or the Supported Headstand is a stance in yoga that is most suited for an individual who has arrived at the moderate level in yoga. The term ‘Salamba Sirsasana’ is made up of two Sanskrit words, “Salamba” which signifies ‘with support’ and “Sirsa” which signifies ‘head’.
How to Do Salamba Sirsasana and it’s Benefits:
1. The pose:
- Begin off in Balasana (Child’s Pose). Rest your head on either a mat or a blanket.
- Then bow on the floor and catch your hands together. Place your head in the middle of your fingers and rest your lower arms on the ground/mat.
- While breathing in, leave the floor and move your feet so they are closer to your head. Your heels ought to be indicating upward and press your shoulder bones into your back.
- While exhaling, raise your legs perpendicular to the floor and keep your thighs turned internal marginally while doing this.
- Press your tailbone solidly again against the base of your pelvis. Don’t curve your back.
- Stretch your legs upward.
- This posture might be held for around 10 seconds or more relying upon your solace level.
- Leave this posture by breathing out and guarantee that both your feet touch the floor in the meantime.
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- Don’t rehearse this stance on the off chance that you have either had a back or neck harm, experienced the ill effects of cerebral pains, have hypertension or low pulse or have a current heart condition.
- This posture ought not to be performed while menstruating.
- It is not prudent to practice this stance while pregnant, unless you are natural and very accomplished in doing this posture, before pregnancy.
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3. Beginner’s Tip:
The novice’s tip for Supported Headstand includes the practicing of this posture against a wall. This averts putting a lot of weight on the learner’s neck and head.
- It reinforces the whole body.
- It tones the muscular strength and in addition the legs.
- It empowers the sensory system.
- It empowers the pituitary and pineal organs.
- It reinforces the lungs.
- It enhances absorption.
- It reinforces the spine and arms and legs.
- It serves to calm the symptoms of menopause also.
- It can calm the development of liquid in the legs and feet.
- The stance lets sound blood stream into the mind.
- Remedial Applications :
i. This stance can help treat numerous diseases like cerebral pains, a sleeping disorder, asthma, diabetes, feed fever, sinusitis, tension and sleep deprivation.
ii. It can help enhance carriage and absorption.
iii. It serves to diminish stress and mellow wretchedness too.
iv. It additionally serves to treat issues connected with different parts of the body, for example, the liver, regenerative organs, stomach, kidneys, and guts.
v. The side effects of menopause are assuaged in the wake of doing this posture.
vi. It serves to treat issues like tonsillitis, bad breath, palpitations, common cold and in addition a relentless cough.
vii. It helps to turn around the impacts of memory misfortune and dormancy too.
viii. It serves to build clarity and mental mindfulness too.
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The varieties for Supported Headstand incorporate a variety called Eka Pada Sirsasana (Foot behind the Head Pose). Your left leg ought to be kept perpendicular in this stance and your right leg ought to be parallel to the ground. Keep the two sitting bones together and afterward begin pivoting from the hip keeping in mind the end goal to turn the right leg over to a nonpartisan position. Hold this position for around 10-30 seconds. Transform the right leg back into the perpendicular position and afterward rehearse the above steps for the other leg.
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