Yoga Pose: Supported Shoulder Stand (Sālamba Sarvāṅgāsana)

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  • Supported Shoulder Stand

  • Sālamba Sarvāṅgāsana

  • sa = with
  • ālamba = support
  • sarvāṅga = all limb
  • āsana = posture
  • Category:
    Arm Balance and Inversion / Balancing
  • Difficulty:
    Intermediate
  • Description:

    From a supine position, the upper back is resting on the earth with the hips straight up towards the sky. The torso is perpendicular to the earth. The legs are fully extended and the toes are active. The hands are either supporting the lower back or extended up by the side body in matchstick. The neck is flat on the earth and the chin is tucked in. The gaze is inward.

  • Benefits:

    Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression. Stimulates the thyroid and prostate glands and abdominal organs. Stretches the shoulders and neck. Tones the legs and buttocks. Improves digestion. Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause. Reduces fatigue and alleviates insomnia. Therapeutic for asthma, infertility, and sinusitis.