There are some women in my neighborhood with glowing skin and voluminous hair. They credit Sirsasana for their gorgeous looks and hair. There are many benefits of sirsasana for hair, but that’s not all. Yoga experts share that the king of asanas, is Sirsasana, due to its multiple benefits detailed here. 

What are the benefits of sirsasana?

  • Strengthens the muscles of the neck and shoulder, abdomen, and spine
  • Relieves headaches
  • Helps treat vertigo
  • Contributes to overcoming problems related to the kidneys, liver, stomach, intestine, and the reproductive system
  • Helps in circulating blood to the scalp and thus helps in preventing hair loss, greying of hair, and baldness
  • Improves blood circulation and relaxes the muscles of the facial region. Detoxifies to rid pimples and wrinkles from the face. These are some of the benefits of sirsasana for the face
  • Helps in the functioning of the pituitary gland, which supports the functioning of all the endocrine glands
  • Induces relaxation and fights stress
  • Increases the vitality of the body
  • Deepens and calms the breath. According to a study, slow breathing techniques are associated with increased activity in the brain. It has psychological benefits such as vigor, alertness, and relaxation
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  • Learn this asana under the guidance of an instructor. Practice on your own only when your instructor gives the go-ahead.
  • Have patience and take it slowly. Mastering this asana takes time. 
  • Ensure that you perform it close to a wall for stability, especially if you are a beginner or have just started doing it.
  • Always be mindful of the placement of your neck.
  • Avoid doing this during menstrual cycles.
  • Your entire body weight is supported by the muscles in the hands, neck, and shoulders. If you have spondylitis, please speak to your yoga instructor before starting this asana.
  • People with heart conditions, vertigo, and high blood pressure should be cautious.   
  • Also, do not hold your breath while you perform yoga asanas.

The next time when the yoga beginners plan to do a headstand you must remember the above-given precautions to practice it safely.  Enjoy practicing Sirsasana and reap its maximum benefits!

Sirsasana: Steps and Beginner’s Guide

Yoga brings several health benefits that develop the body and mind but is not a substitute for medicine. Do learn the asanas under the supervision of a trained Sri Sri Yoga teacher after consulting a doctor if you have a medical condition.

Would you like to experience the benefits of yoga for yourself? You can join the Sri Sri Yoga program here.

Based on inputs by Seema Thanedar, Faculty, The Art of Living and Pramod Timsinaa, Faculty, Sri Sri School of Yoga

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