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Shirshasan or Head stand pose - Steps and Benefits

Shirshasan is standing on your head with the help of your hands or forearms. It is exactly opposite to normally standing on to the feet. The exact position of this asana looks like below image. In this article, we will know, Steps and Benefits of Shirshasan.

Shirshasan or Head stand pose - Steps and Benefits

But, for beginner, there are few steps to get a perfect command over it.
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Steps of Shirshasan (Head stand pose) –

Sit on the knees and interlock the fingers of both the hands.
Keep interlocked fingers on the floor and keep crown of the head on it (palm of hands).

Shirshasan or Head stand pose - Steps and Benefits Step 1

Shirshasan - step 1

Shirshasan or Head stand pose - Steps and Benefits Step 2

Shirshasan - step 2

Slowly lift your legs in upward direction. Don’t keep legs straight until you can balance them properly in the air. 
Shirshasan or Head stand pose - Steps and Benefits Step 3

Shirshasan - step 3

Once you will get a fine balance of the legs, try to make your legs straight.
Once your master the technique of keeping the legs straight, it can be a complete Shirshasan (head stand pose).
Shirshasan or Head stand pose - Steps and Benefits Final Step

Beginner’s tip for Shirshasan (Head stand pose) -

If you are beginner and just have started yoga, then you can take a support of other person or can take a support of wall as well. 

Duration of Shirshasan (Head stand pose) -

Beginner – start from 5 - 10 seconds, increase to 1 minute. 
Regular practitioner – 1 minutes to 10 minutes. 

Precautions to take before doing Shirshasan (Head stand pose)-

Keep breathing normal. If you feel anything like headache, pain or itching in eyes, Detour etc. Please stop doing this asana.

Benefits of Shirshasan (Head stand pose) -

Improvement in digestion.
Increases the power of spinal cord, arms, legs as full body weight goes on these three organs.
Improvement in blood circulation in whole body.
Beneficial in relieving stress and stimulates brain cells due to proper blood circulation.
Beneficial in improvement of abdomen organ.
Stimulates the pituitary and pineal glands.
Strengthens the lungs 
We have learnt Steps and Benefits of Shirshasan. But, the Regular practise is always a success of key.

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