Parsva means side or flank. In this variation, the trunk and the legs are turned sidewards on either side while balancing without disturbing the position of the head or the hand. First try this near a wall till you get the confidence to do a free headstand. The benefits of all variations of headstand are almost the same with a few additions in the variations.
From Sirshasana exhale and move the spine with a twist to the right, the hand and the head should be at the same position.
one should feel a stretch near the ribs
Hold the pose with normal breathing for 20 to 30 seconds.
Exhale and come back toSirshasana take a breath and repeat on the other side.
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.
Makes the spine strong and elastic.
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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