Sarvangasana: The Mother of All Yogasanas

Sarvangasana or Shoulderstand, or more fully Salamba Sarvangasana, is an inverted asana in hatha yoga. Many named variations exist, including with legs in lotus position and Supta Konasana with legs wide apart, toes on the ground. Sarvaṅgāsana has been nicknamed “queen” or “mother” of all the asanas.

Steps for Sarvangasana

  1. Lie on your back. Join the legs together and relax the whole body.
  2. Keep the palm flat on the ground.
  3. With the help of pressing palm on the ground raise both the legs upwards straight at 90-degree angle from the floor.
  4. Now raise your back and legs up into the vertical position taking the support of hand by touching your chin to your chest.
  5. Breathe gently in this position.
  6. Maintain the posture for 1 to 3 minutes.
  7. Repeat this cycle for 2-3 times.

Benefits of Sarvangasana

  • Sarvangasana Improves overall health.
  • It improves blood circulation.
  • It’s good for the digestive system.
  • It strengthens and cures back pain.
  • Helpful in sexual disorder. Improve function of the sex organ.
  • It improves the resistance power of the body.
  • Improve function of the reproductive organ in both men and women.
  • Regular practicing of Sarvangasana helps in weight loss.
  • It controls the blood sugar level and corrects the improper functioning of the pancreas.
  • Those suffering from sleep disorder it promotes deep restful sleep.
  • Cures thyroid problems.
  • Improve function of digestion
  • Beneficial for those who suffer from headaches but should not practice at the time of a headache.
  • It improves the function of the ovaries.
  • It increases the efficiency of the reproductive organs.
  • It keeps your face bright and removes dark circle.

Precaution

  • People suffering from eye problems, blood pressure, heart or thyroid disease should avoid this asana.
  • Should be avoided during pregnancy and periods.
  • Should be practised on an empty stomach.
  • Consult your doctor before practising Sarvangasana and practice under expert guidance.