Sirsasana is one of the most important postures of Yoga practice, since it is a basis for other inverted asanas. It is also known as “overhead” posture. And it is an inverted position that needs a good technique (maintain balance) to be able to obtain all the benefits at the same time that helps to maintain the body in optimal conditions.
How to do the posture Sirsasana
Get on your knees, take your arms by the elbows and place them on the floor in line with the shoulders. Now stretch forward with your fingers together as if forming a bowl. Support the top of the head on the floor between the hands and begin to press the forearms on the floor, moving the shoulders away from the ears. It is important that the neck is stretched from behind. Lift your knees to the surface and stretch your legs. Begin to walk on tiptoe, bringing the feet towards the face to the point that the back is on the vertical axis.
Activate the abdominal area, press the forearms against the floor and raise the knees little by little. First to the ceiling, letting the feet hang a little to the ass and then begin to slowly stretch the legs to the vertical. Maintain your posture by contracting the abdomen and buttocks. Then lower your legs to the chest, first one and then the other. Place your arms at the sides of your legs and gravity will do your thing so that you are in the starting position. Recover for a few minutes.
What are the benefits of posture?
It frees the pressure of the lumbar area: by maintaining the verticality of the posture completely helps to activate the core, which results in a great tonicity of the abdominal area while relieving the pressure on the lumbar and sacral areas.
Oxygenates the brain: By inverting the body it will contribute to a great irrigation to the brain and, with it, an optimum blood oxygenation, rejuvenating the cells.
Strengthens arms and abdominal area: the pressure exerted on the arms and abdomen, propitiates a stretching of muscles, resulting in good toning.
It slows the heart rhythm after the routine: the heart does not require great effort since it is a posture that helps to calm mind and body.
Stretches the entire back of the body: thanks to its complexity, the lower part of the body needs a stretch.
So if you do not know this asana Sirsasana well, perhaps you should do it. Although it is advisable to do it with a qualified Yoga teacher so that you can perform it correctly without hurting yourself and, above all, enjoying its advantages.