Thursday, July 2, 2015

Sarvangasana Benefits

Benefits of  Sarvangasana

Sarvangasana Pose in Hatha Yoga
Sarvangasana Pose
  • Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression.
  • Stimulates the thyroid and thymus gland.
  • Stretches the shoulders and neck.
  • Tones the legs and buttocks.
  • Improves digestion.
  • Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause.
  • Reduces fatigue and alleviates insomnia.
  • Relieves insomnia and sooths the nerves.
  • Improves the functioning of the thyroid and parathyroid glands.
  • Alleviates asthma, bronchitis and throat ailments.
  • Relieves breathlessness.
  • Improves bowel movements and relives colitis.
  • Helps to treat haemorrhoid.
  • Alleviates urinary disorders.
  • Helps to treat hernia.
  • Helps to treat prolapsed uterus and reduces uterine fibroids.
  • Relieves congestion and heaviness in the ovaries and helps to treat ovarian cyst.
  • Beneficial for menstrual disorders.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • High blood pressure
  • Menstruation
  • Neck injury
  • Cervical spondylitis
  • Lumbago
  • 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 Sarvangasana after you become pregnant.

Niralamba Sarvangasana is considered to be an advanced pose. Do not perform this pose without sufficient prior experience or unless you have the supervision of an experienced instructor.

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