Yoga en Sevilla

Yoga Headstand a.k.a. Shirshasana Benefits

Yoga is so challenging that I can’t stop setting myself goals to reach… It is all about the experience. My friends and family ask me why do I want a headstand when my feet are enough as pillars of my body, they get worried I fall or harm myself. They never did yoga or never felt the urge of challenging their body. I understand. Yoga is like life. It needs balance, patience, perseverance and awareness… I’d call it “living in a 3 up to 7 Dimensions” with each breath we inhale and each breath we exhale.

Let’s go back to our subject. When first I started to “head-stand”, it was all about the challenge. Then I started reading and investigating the asana. I’d like to share with you the benefits of this yoga pose to be practiced – just a little bit, everyday.

Yoga Headstand a.k.a. Shirshasana Benefits

  1. Improves blood circulation: blood flows more easily from extremities to heart.
  2. Improves hair qualtiy: inverted poses increase nutrients and blood flow to the scalp.
  3. Lifts the face’s muscles: by letting your skin hang in the opposite direction.
  4. Regulate all glands: refreshes blood in the pituitary and hypothalamus glands – these glands regulate all other glands of the body (thyroid, pineal, and adrenals), including our sexual hormones’ glands.
  5. Brings to the forefront positive thoughts: when adrenal glands are refreshed, depression decreases.
  6. Avoids varicose veins and drains all retained fluids in the feet.
  7. Increases metabolism and body heat: intestine are cleaned, congested blood in the colon released.
  8. Improves digestion
  9. Strengthens deep core muscles: holding straight in a reversed position engages oblique, rectus and transverse abdominal muscles.
  10. Strengthens Shoulders and arms
  11. Relieves stress
  12. Increases focus

How to start head-standing?

Start headstand standards:

These instructions are for individuals who have practiced yoga before.
  1. Child pose
  2. Monitor your breath
  3. Bring your hands together and interlock the fingers forming a triangle
  4. Hips up and forward. Head lands into the palm.
  5. Walk your feet towards your face, push your elbows into the ground.
  6. Continue lifting your thighs.
  7. Point your toes.

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