Saturday, June 20, 2015

Shirsasana Yoga Benefits

Shirsasana Yoga Pose
Shirsasana Yoga Pose


  • Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression.
  • Stimulates the pituitary and pineal glands.
  • Strengthens the arms, legs and spine.
  • Strengthens the lungs.
  • Tones the abdominal organs.
  • Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause.
  • Therapeutic for asthma, infertility and insomnia.
  • Builds stamina.
  • Helps to cure halitosis.
  • Relieves the symptoms of cold, cough tonsillitis.
  • Brings relief from digestive and eliminatory problems.
  • Beneficial for the sense organs viz. eyes, ears, nose, throat.

Contraindications and cautions

  • Back injury.
  • Headache.
  • Neck injury.
  • Heart condition.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Low blood pressure: don't start practice with this pose.
  • Thrombosis.
  • Kidney problem.
  • Weak eye blood vessels.
  • Glaucoma.
  • Retinal detachment.
  • Vitreous hemorrhage.
  • Nose bleed (Epistaxis).
  • History of CVA (Cerebro-Vascular Accident), SOL in the brain.
  • Inflammation of the ears.
  • Any form of blood hemorrhage in the head.
  • During menstruation.
  • Pregnancy: if you are experienced with this pose, you can continue to practice it late into pregnancy. However, don't take up the practice of shirsasana after you become pregnant.

Sirsasana is considered to be an intermediate to advanced pose. Do not perform this pose without sufficient prior experience or unless you have the supervision of an experienced teacher. Some schools of yoga recommend doing Sirsasana before Sarvangasana, others vice versa. The instruction here assumes the former order.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Marjariasana Benefits

Marjariasana Yoga Pose

Benefits of Marjariasana:

  • Marjariasana asana improves the flexibility of the neck, shoulders and spine.
  • It tones the female reproductive system.
  • Relives menstrual disorders and leucorrhoea.
  • Practiced during menstruation helps to relieve cramps.
  • It may be safely practiced during pregnancy; but forceful contraction of the abdomen should be avoided.


  • With a neck injury, keep the head in line with the torso.
  • Pregnancy of more than six months.
  • Severe disc prolapse.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Shashankasana Yoga Benifits and Pose

Benefits of Shashankasana in Hatha Yoga
Shashankasana Yoga Benifits and Pose

Benefits of Shashankasana

  • Muscles: It strengthens the pelvis, rib cage, back, and arms. It provides an intense stretch to the lumbo-sacral spine and the gluteals, arms, back, neck, and shoulders.
  • Joints: It helps in the extension of the neck, arms, and also flexes the knees and hips.
  • Heart: Practicing this pose helps improve the circulation of blood to the scalp, face, and brain. It gives a nice glow to the face.
  • This pose helps in regulating the adrenal glands.
  • When doing this pose, the stomach, spleen and liver are also activated, thus helping in their functioning.
  • The Hare Pose is also beneficial for the reproductive organs.
  • In addition, the pose is said to massage all the internal organs in the abdominal area.
  • Vitalizes the pelvis and nerves of the lower back.
  • Helps in seminal weaknesses.
  • Relaxes the whole body and the mind.

Precaution to be taken while doing Shashankasana

  • Place your fist one over the other between forehead and floor if you have high blood pressure, glaucoma or dizziness.


  • Lumbago
  • Arthritis of the knee, ankle.

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