Salamba Sirsasana is a Variation of Sirsasana (the Traditional Headstand). It is an inversion that Displays Strength, Control and Beauty. Headstands are often considered the “Royalty” of Asanas.
To Enter this Asana, the practitioner begins in ardha pincha mayurasana (dolphin pose). The crown of the head rests on the mat between the arms and the knees move closer to the torso. The body’s weight is shifted from the feet to the head and arms as the torso is aligned vertically. The legs are raised into the air one at a time and are extended fully if the practitioner’s stability and core strength allow.
Salamba Sirsasana is a Building Block toward reaching the fullest expression of the inversion, sirsasana. This supported inversion returns blood to the heart and the brain, which refreshes the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems and has energizing effects for the whole body. This asana can relieve headaches and assist with managing asthma.
There are several mental benefits of salamba sirsasana. Not only does it offer mental clarity and renewed energy, it also helps increase memory and concentration over time.
In addition, those who engage in a spiritual yoga practice may use this asana to redirect sexual energies to a higher spiritual usage, which is thought to increase wellness and promote a positive aura. This higher energy is called ojas, and is said to assist in heightening other spiritual yogic practices.
Inversions like salamba sirsasana help open the ajna, or third eye, chakra. The reverse position of the body allows energy flow to the third eye, which governs psychic ability, intuition and spirituality
Benefits Of The Supported Headstand
These are some amazing benefits of the Salamba Sirsasana.
•It totally calms the mind and relieves stress in an instant owing to the intense stretching. It can also cure mild depression.
•It is known to stimulate both the pineal and pituitary glands.
•The lungs, spine, arms, and legs are strengthened with this asana.
•The abdominal organs are toned, and digestion is improved.
•This asana also works on the reproductive system and helps cure infertility with regular practice. It also relieves menstrual and menopause symptoms.
•It helps cure sinusitis, asthma, and infertility.