Sirsasana (Head stand)
is considered one of the most powerful inverted asanas because it awakens Sahasrara Chakra (crown chakra) ✨🌟
due to the reverse effect of gravity on the body, the the blood flow is reversed so the blood flow to the brain, head and neck is increased.
thus, it tones the all the organs of the head, nervous system, pineal and pituitary gland which is the master gland that influences the functioning of the rest of the endocrine glands.
deep exhalation is encouraged through the weight of the abdominal organs on the diaphragm so that more carbon dioxide can be released and more oxygen be absorbed into the blood.
the reversion of gravity also allows toxins and trapped waste material in the digestive organs to be released and thus improves digestion.
accumulated blood in the veines of the leg can be released and piles and enlarged veins be alleviated.
this posture revitalizes the whole body and mind, helping to heal anxiety, headache migraines, and other psychological issues that are root causes for many disorders like asthma, allergies and diabetes.
it also stretches and strengthens particularity the muscles of neck, shoulder, abdomen and spine.
another advantage is that it changes our perspective of looking at the world around us and gives us a different, fresh outlook on life. it helps us to see more clearly. to break free from old patterns, release beliefs that no longer serve us and discover new ideas 🍃💫 and it's fun too! 🌞
it is not advised to practice this asana during menstruation as the impure blood will flow through the brain instead of being released.
when practicing and learning this asana it is vital to follow the instructions properly, be patient and listen to your body 🙏