In Sanskrit, ‘Siras’ means “head.” The practitioner must stand on his head, hence the name Sirshasana.
The head is divided into three sections.
1 The head’s paratel portion.
2 The middle section and
3 The top of the crown, the tallest part of the pig
The paratel portion near the forehead is placed on the floor in this posture. The resting of the other two parts of the head is fraught with danger. The majority of the benefits of this asana can be obtained by performing Sarvangasana.
However, it is also true that if not performed with caution and care, this asana can be harmful.
As a result, we are providing some necessary instructions for practitioners, who should take them seriously. We advise married people not to practice this asana because of these precautions.
- People with high blood pressure should avoid this asana because it raises blood pressure slightly.
- This asana should only be done on an empty stomach and when one is not constipated.
- Celibacy should be strictly enforced.
- In life, self-control should take precedence.
- Adverse effects have been observed in practitioners of this asana who failed to follow these rules and precautions.
- They have suffered from brain and blindness, so we once again advise common householders not to include Shirshasana in their daily asana schedule.
- The area of the head near the brow should be in contact with the ground.
- Avoid falling if a jerk occurs.
- Maintain body balance by performing this asana with slow movements from the beginning to the end.
- Shirshasana practitioners are advised to follow and observe the above precautions with due care and sincerity in order to reap the most benefits.
How to Perform Shirshasana (Head Stand)
Sit on the Yoga Mat with your knees and toes on the floor. Interlock the fingers of both hands and place them a little ahead of the asana. Elbows can also be placed on the floor.
Place the head on the cupped palms so that the part of the head closest to the forehead touches the ground. Both palms should support the back of the head, and the knees should be straight.
While balancing, slowly raise the legs vertically. Straighten your toes and bend your knees at first, but don’t stay in this position for more than 10 to 15 seconds. Slowly increase the duration of time.
Slowly increase the duration of time. Normalize your breathing.
While returning, gently bend the knees and move them forward. Bring the feet to the ground and slowly touch the toes.
Sahasar Chakra is the focus of attention.
Advantages of Sirsasana
- A headstand does not cause hair to turn white prematurely.
- The eyesight is not impaired.
- This asana gives the face a healthy glow.
- The body becomes stronger, as do the muscles.
- This asana alleviates mental disorders.
- It is beneficial for people with low blood pressure.
- This asana improves memory capacity.