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Sarvangasana: Method, Precautions, Benefits of Shoulder Stand

Sarvangasana: The asana of all limbs is called Sarvangasana. According to its name, Sarvangasana is an asana that corrects the functions of all organs. Sarvangasana has all the benefits of Shirshasana. Sarvangasana is also called shoulder stand.

Being human we walk on our feet and we stand. By walking and standing in this way, the parts of the body keep swinging downwards. With Sarvangasana practice, the parts of the body become in the opposite position. The heart, lungs, kidneys and other organs have to work less. There is a smooth movement in the circulation of blood, due to which each organ gets an abundant amount of blood and energy.

Method and benefits of Sarvangasana

Sarvangasana method

  • Lie down on your back by spreading a seat on the ground.
  • Spread your hands parallel to the body. Keep the palms close to the body on the ground.
  • Slowly raise the legs while inhaling. Make a straight 90-degree angle to the toes. Exhale, and stay for a few moments.
  • While inhaling, raise the waist.
  • Keeping the palms straight, bend both the hands from the elbows and keep the torso and legs straight.
  • Breathing will be easy. The chin will be attached to the larynx.
  • The vision will remain fixed on the toes. Stay in this state for some time.
  • When you come back to the original position while exhaling carefully, slowly bring the legs up to an angle of 90°.
  • Inhale, stop for a while and while exhaling again slowly bring the feet towards the ground.
  • While coming down, keep the neck and head on the ground.

Effects of Sarvangasana on health

Sarvangasana is very beneficial for health. There will be no exaggeration if Sarvangasana is called the king of asanas. Neck, shoulders, hands and brain are most affected by Sarvangasana. In Sarvangasana, the position of the body becomes opposite.

  • The main organs of the body – heart, lungs, stomach, spleen, liver, small intestine and large intestine all come in the opposite position. Some organs are far away from the heart and they have difficulty transporting pure blood.
  • The head becomes comfortable with this asana. The head gets a full amount of blood, due to which its power and efficiency increase. Jalandhar Bandha gets easily involved in this and removes the defects related to the thyroid, and parathyroid. The eye-sight improves.
  • The muscles of the neck, shoulders, chest, and lungs become soft and strong. The development of the body is also balanced.

Sarvangasana time and breathing method

Time – Start it with half a minute. Increase by one minute to five minutes per week.
Breathing method: Inhale while raising the leg. Then exhale. After that, do easy breathing. Inhale while returning. While exhaling, come up to 90°.

Caution in Sarvangasana

This posture is prohibited for those with high blood pressure and heart disease.
This asana should not be done when the liver and spleen are enlarged.

Benefits of Sarvangasana

With Sarvangasana, there is the circulation of blood and energy in the whole body.

Effect of Sarvangasana on the glandular system

Sarvangasana is an important posture affecting the glandular system. The thyroid and parathyroid are important glands located in the neck.

  • Thyroxine is the hormone secreted by the thyroid. This hormone is responsible for the growth and decline of the body. Due to a deficiency in thyroid secretions, the person remains stunted, his height does not increase. With the practice of Sarvangasana, thyroid hormones start coming out properly. Since, Sarvangasana impacts vishuddha chakra (also called throat chakra) positively, a person practising this asana will achieve the sweetness of voice for sure.
  • Thyroxine deficiency has a direct effect on temperament. The nature of person becomes irritable due to this deficiency. Obesity, hair fall, muscle weakness, laziness etc start increasing. Sarvangasana gives a direct solution to all these problems. Tolerance power increase with the regular practice of Sarvangasana.
  • One other benefit is a reduction in hair fall. Laziness starts to go away by increasing the strength of the muscles. The metabolism process increases rapidly with an increase in body temperature due to the excess of thyroxine.
  • Sarvangasan is also very beneficial in the treatment of diseases such as insomnia, eyeballs problem, and terrible facial features. Sarvangasana balances them, and the person’s body, mind and emotions become balanced.
  • The hormone named parathormone emerges from the parathyroid gland. In parathormone imbalance, there is a deficiency of elements like calcium, and phosphorus. Due to these deficiencies development of bones stops. Excess secretion of hormones also leads to their imbalance. Due to an increase in the length of the body, the bones become weak. With a slight injury, they may break into pieces. Sarvangasana balances the parathormone.

Generally, the pituitary, pineal, and hypothalamus glands are also affected by this asana. All organs and all glandular systems are affected by Sarvangasana. The blood circulation system becomes strong and healthy, which results in the whole body. This increases the beauty and beauty of the body. Really Sarvangasana is an important asana to keep vital energy balanced.

Overall Sarvangasan benefits

  • Wrinkles due to old age begin to heal.
  • Memory power starts developing.
  • The strength of gums and teeth increases.
  • Various components of the neck, throat, chest and abdomen are healthy.
  • Development of vishuddhi chakra, activation of chullika granthi, purification of blood, and development of memory due to abundant circulation of blood in the brain.
  • This asana is very useful for tonsils, asthma and cough etc.

Viparita Karani Mudra is the asana of the family of Sarvangasana. There is a slight difference between the chest and the chin in this asana. Lying on the back, the legs are taken up like Sarvangasana. They give support by keeping their hands on the lumbar region. The legs do not remain straight like Sarvangasana and remain crooked towards the back. In this, the chin does not touch the chest. The virtues and benefits of Viparita Karani Mudra are the same as Sarvangasana.

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Manish Singh
Manish Singhhttps://arogyabhava.com/
Manish Singh is a digital marketer by profession and have worked in health industry for more than 5 years. He is also a writer and editor in various content types and topics. Manish is also a certified naturopathist, a yoga and meditation practitioner since a long time.


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