Note: This is a project under development. The articles on this wiki are just being initiated and broadly incomplete. You can Help creating new pages.


From Ayurwiki
Jump to: navigation, search


  1. Kneel on the floor. Interlock your fingers and place your forearms on the floor. Keep your elbows shoulder-width apart.
  2. Rest the crown of your head against the clasped hands. Inhale; lift the knees off the floor.
  3. Come into an upside-down “V” position. Walk your feets closer to your elbows, heels raised.
  4. Slowly, uplift your feet off the floor and bring your knees closer to your chest.
  5. Gently straighten your legs and keep them perpendicular to the ground.
  6. Keep your weight evenly balanced on the two forearms and stay in this pose for 15-20 seconds[1]

Technique in pictures/animation


  • Stimulates pituitary and pineal glands, which aid growth and the production of sex hormones
  • Strengthens the spine, neck, shoulders, and arms
  • Tones the legs and abdominals
  • Relieves a buildup of fluid in the legs and feet
  • Allows a healthy, pure blood flow to brain cells
  • Stimulates the nervous system
  • Aids in the treatment of headaches, anxiety, asthma, sinusitis, hay fever, depression, diabetes, insomnia, and symptoms of menopause
  • Increases mental awareness and clarity
  • Calms and soothes the mind
  • May reverse the effects of lethargy, sleep loss, and memory loss
  • Stimulates and strengthens the lungs, facilitating healthy breathing
  • Improves posture and digestion
  • Aids in the relief of tonsillitis, persistent coughing, common cold, bad breath, and palpitations
  • Helps overcome problems of the liver, kidneys, stomach, intestines, and reproductive organs by reversing the pull of gravity[2]

Related Asanas

Special requisites

  • No one apart from seasoned Yoga practitioners should attempt this asana on their own.
  • Conditions such as high blood pressure, brain issues and heart palpitations are not suited to the practice of Sirsasana.

Initial practice notes

If you are the beginner for this asana you should do this with the support of wall. To do this as asana under a trainer is always good. If the person has abdomen and spinal cord pain should avoid this asana.


External Links