Infamous as a king of all the yoga asanas, Sirsasana or the Headstand derives its name from two Sanskrit words, ‘Sirsa’, meaning ‘Head’ and ‘Asana’, meaning ‘Posture’. The Sirsasana is one of the most important yoga poses due to the numerous health benefits it offers if it is practiced correct manner. Sirsasana or headstand directly impact our endocrine gland especially pituitary gland and improve its functioning.
The head is the centre of Satvik (Harmony) qualities intelligence, wisdom which controls discrimination; the trunk is the centre of Rajasic (Mobility) qualities, which controls passion, emotions and action; and the region below the diaphragm is the centre of Tamasic (Inertia) qualities, which controls sensual pleasures. Regular practice of Sirsasana benefits the body from head to toes and creates effective coordination between mind, body and soul.
Practice of Sirsasana
Practicing Sirsasana is little tricky one hence it is necessary to learn the technique thoroughly. The Sirsasana is incredibly beneficial only if you are doing it properly hence it is great to work on it under the teacher. You should slowly work on this posture by joining our yoga teacher training in India program especially if you are new to yoga so that you can learn this yoga pose in a safe manner.
Activates Brain cells
It makes healthy, pure blood flow through the brain cells. This rejuvenates the brain cells to focus better, improve thinking power and make thoughts clearer.
Ensures proper Blood supply
It ensures proper blood supply to the pituitary and pineal glands in the brain, which helps in proper growth, health and vitality of the body.
Improve Body resistance
Lungs become stronger and the body becomes resistant to colds, coughs, tonsillitis and palpitations.
It deepens and calms your breathing as the blood absorbs more oxygen, which benefits the brain and inner organs.
Strengthen Muscles of the Body
It helps to strengthen the core muscles of the body, as the asana works the muscles in the abdomen, back, neck, shoulder and arms by firmly rooting the body to its foundation, the crown of the head.