Sirsasana is the compound word made of two words such as Sirsameans ‘head’ and asana means ‘posture’. It is one of the best exercise for head.
Procedure for doing Shirshasana
You have to sit in the Vajrasana position (sitting on the knees) and criss-cross the fingers of both hands and place them in front of your body.
- Slowly place your head into the palms that are in the shape of the empty bowl.
- After that slowly raise your both legs toward upwards and keep it upright. In case, you find it difficult, you can take the help of the wall or your friend while practicing this position.
- The body should be perpendicular from the ground.
- Breathe normally in this position for 15 to 20 seconds or more than that if you can.
- Now slowly release pose to come to starting position by lower down your legs (Bending in Knees) one by one.
- Repeat this for 3-4 cycles.
- You can practice it for 1 minute to a maximum of 5 minutes in the beginning. After good practice, you can increase duration. It really all depends on your level. In the beginning try it for 1 minute.
Shirshasana Yogasana is the yogic exercise that is beneficial for the following things:
- Improve Blood circulation by allowing a healthy, pure blood flow to brain cells
- Prevent diabetes, menopausal imbalance, headaches, and migraine.
- Tones the legs and abdominals
- Stimulate pituitary and pineal glands that aid growth and the production of sex hormones
- Strengthen the spine, neck, shoulders, and arms
- Relieves fluids accumulated in the legs and feet
- It aids in the treatment of headaches, anxiety, asthma, sinusitis, hay fever, depression, diabetes, insomnia, and symptoms of menopause
- Increase concentration
- Calm the mind
- Beneficial for good sleep, and memory loss
- Stimulate and strengthen the lungs, facilitating healthy breathing
- Improve posture and digestion
- Relief of tonsillitis, persistent coughing, common cold, bad breath, and palpitations.
- Help in overcoming the problems of the liver, kidney, stomach, intestines, and reproductive organ by reversing the pull of gravity.
Some Risks involved while doing Shirshasana
- There might be the case that you might have to face nerve compression.
- If you have neck, eye or blood pressure problems, skip this pose.