Baddha means bound and hasta means hand. This variation of headstand is a little difficult then the normal one. Practice it in front of a wall till you get the confidence of a free headstand. Benefits of all types of headstand are almost the same.
Kneel down on a blanket or a mat
Fold the arms in front of the chest and catch the right upper arm near the elbow with the left hand. Similarly catch the left upper arm with the right hand.
Rest the elbows and the folded forearms on the blanket. Bend forward and place the crown of the head on the blanket just beyond the folded forearms.
Raise the knee from the floor and stretch the legs out straight.
Press the forarms down, exhale and gently push the trunk slightly back without losing the handgrip and pull the legs off the floor.
Bring the legs up so that your body is in one straight line, when your body is straight you will feel lightness on your neck.
Lower down your legs trying to keep the knee straight.
Strengthens and aligns the spine, neck, shoulders, and arms
Tones the legs and abdominal muscles
Helps to prevent water retention in the legs and feet
Increases the flow of blood to the brain giving more oxygen to the cells
Can help to treat chronic headaches, anxiety, asthma, sinusitis, hay fever, depression, diabetes, insomnia
Reduces symptoms of menopause
Increases mental awareness and clarity
Calms and soothes the mind
Helps to re-balance sleep patterns, while decreasing memory loss
Stimulates and strengthens the lungs, promoting healthy breathing
Stimulates pituitary and pineal glands, which aid growth and the production of sex hormones
Aids in the relief of tonsillitis, persistent coughing, common cold, bad breath, and palpitations
Helps overcome problems with the liver, kidneys, stomach, intestines, and reproductive organs by reversing the pull of gravity.
High blood pressure, heart disease, thrombosis, arteriosclerosis
Severe neck problems, like spondylitis
During headache or migraine,
During pregnancy and menstruation.
Also due to increased pressure, it is not advised if you are severely near-sighted, if you have weak blood vessels in the eye, conjunctivitis, chronic glaucoma, inflammation of the ears or any form of hemorrhage in the head.
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