Shoulderstand pose


Sanskrit name: Sarvangasana.
The yoga pose which imitates a candle, by vertically supporting the weight of one’s legs and torso on one’s shoulders.

Recommendations and precautions:

  • Practiced moderately in case of headaches, diarrhea, menstruation or high blood pressure.
  • Not recommended during pregnancy, unless one has previously experienced this pose.
  • Caution in employing this pose should one have neck problems.

Physical benefits:

  • Calms the brain
  • Stimulate the thyroid gland and the prostate, as well as the abdominal organs
  • Stretches the shoulders and neck
  • Invigorates the legs and torso
  • Improves digestion
  • Helps alleviate menstrual symptoms
  • Reduces fatigue and helps combat insomnia
  • Therapeutic posture for asthma, sinusitis and stimulating fertility

Once the body is upright, relax the feet and feel the pose. Remain here and feel the moment.
Practice the Shoulderstand pose during Yogilates classes. Learn more here.

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