Sarvangasana : Sarvangasana or the shoulder stand pose comes from the Sanskrit words – ‘Sarva’ which means ‘all’ and ‘Anga’ which means ‘part’. Sarvangasana involves all parts of the body as the name suggests. Blood circulatory system, respiratory system and digestive system will be vivified.
- Prevents Hair loss, Kidney disorders, purifies blood, Asthma, liver disorders, intestinal disorders, constipation, diabetes, varicose veins and insomnia.
- The chin press during Sarvangasana stimulates the thyroid glands. It is good for those suffering from hypothyroidism. The thyroid gland also controls the effectiveness of other hormones. This will help to balance the functions of other endocrine glands.
- The chin press also activates the spiritual center in the neck region called the vishuddhi chakra which is closely associated with the thyroid glands and general health.
- The inverted pose relieves the gravitational weight from many organs and helps in piles, hydrocele and certain kinds of hernia. Sarvangasana is good for those suffering from elephantiasis as it tends to reduce the inflammation in the legs.
- It tones the spine, the neck, the intestines, other organs in the abdomen and thorax and the shoulders. It can help to reduce fat around the waist region.