A mode of physical exercise in which one stands with head resting on the ground and the legs thrown up.
Assume a lying down position on the seat with the back to the ground.Slowly raise the legs with slow, gradual and constant inhalatio
The legs must be in a straight line with the trunk and the hips.Support the back on the sides with your hands.Start exhaling and raise legs upwards towards the sky.The trunks and legs should extend straight upwards with the neck forming a right angle, the chest pressing against the chin
Avoid jerking and do this Asana very gracefully. The whole weight of the body should be thrown on the shoulders. Remain in this posture for as long as possible, breathing normally. As in Sirsha Asana, you may do Padma Sarvanga Asana
After tliis, exhale and gradually bring down your legs. Release the hands, lie flat
Synchronisation of Breath
As explained in the above example.
Improves flow of blood to the brain.
Stimulates the thyroid gland and keeps it in healthy condition, which results inhealthy functioning of all organs of the body.
Tones up the nervous and reproductive systems.
Adjusts improper body growth.
Brings relief from congestion in the abdominal and pelvic regions.
Helps cure ailments like constipation, dyspepsia, headache, etc.
Keeps the vertebral column in an elastic and pliable condition.
Averts calcification of body parts and thereby youth is preserved for longer time.
Improves functioning of chords and thereby improves the voice of singers.
Aids in awakening Kundalini Shakti.
All parts of the body are exercised, energised and activated.
Removes respiratory defects in the lungs through internal activation.
Gives asthma patients relief.
Energises all sex glands and thereby improves sexual activity in both males andfemales.
Ensures great relief from functional disorders of the eyes, ears, nose and throat.a Cures appendicitis, gastrointestinal disorders and varicose veins.
The face receives extra supply of blood, especially over the forehead and the scalp and thereby helps prevent lines and wrinkles in the face. This preserves the youthful look in both men and women.
This Asana has medicinal value for curing impotence, frigidity, lack of sexual power and various other defects of the sexual organs.
The heart gets rest as long as you remain in this Asana. This insures one against all heart troubles.
For women, this Asana banishes the ever-present menace of irritation and catarrh of the uterus.
Improves mental faculty considerably.