How does one pull off the “Shoulder Stand Pose” effectively?

(July 2, 2013)

Yoga is known to be one of the best and most effective forms of workout when it comes to tuning not only the physical aspects of one’s body, but also the emotional as well as mental sides of it. Yoga provides a number of benefits to the overall well being of your body and is primarily considered to be a way of life rather than just a series of exercises.

The inverted poses are known to be a very important set of asanas as they reverse the action of gravity on the body. Because of the new orientation, inverted asanas are said to turn everything upside down and give you a new perspective on old patterns of behavior and being. Moreover, the inverted asanas are also said to improve self confidence, reduce anxiety as well as relieve stress. Also known as the “Sarvaganasa”, the yoga shoulder stand pose is one of the most well-known inverted stand poses.

  • To perform the shoulders stand pose, you must lie down on the mat, with the shoulders splayed on the edges of the mat and the legs drawn in.
  • The hips are then lifted off the ground and the legs raised up, over and above your head.
  • Proceed to elevate your back and raise the legs beyond the head. Let your hands stay near your head while ensuring that your spine and back are kept straight all through.
  • Your arms should be supporting your upper back and you should try to bring them as close to your shoulders as possible.
  • The next phase requires you to push against your upper back and raise your legs, individually – while ensuring that the pelvis is steadied as you maintain its position.
  • After a while, you can shift the position of your arms so that they are a little lower down. This should help keep your body stable.

Submitted by A V on July 2, 2013 at 07:31

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