Supported Shoulder stand – Salamba Sarvangasana

(sah-LOM-bah sar-van-GAHS-anna)
salamba = with support (sa = with
alamba = support)
sarva = all
anga = limb. There are variations of Shoulderstand that are “unsupported” =niralamba,pronounced near-ah-LOM-bah)

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Lie on your back, legs and arms straight. Push down arms and lift your legs wearing foot behind your head. Place your hands on the back and on each elbow. Change your body weight to the shoulders that are well glued to the floor. Pushes a tibia against another and from the heart lengthens the body to the shoulders. He directs the coccyx to the pubis. It relaxes the tongue and throat and on the sternum to the chin.

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Time

1 to 3 minutes. You can increase the time as you progress in practice.

Benefits

  • Relaxes and strengthens the spine and shoulders and relax legs.
  • It stimulates the cervical vertebrae, abdominal organs, thyroid and prostate.
  • Activates blood circulation to the brain.
  • Reduces fatigue, insomnia and menopausal symptoms.
  • It helps concentration, relaxation and increases attention.

Contraindications

Do not perform this asana if you have the following injuries or ailments;

  • High blood pressure
  • Migraine, headache, insomnia
  • Diarrhea
  • Menstruation, pregnancy: do it only if you have practiced before
  • cervical injury

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