Ardha Shirsaasana

Sthiti: Vajrasana
Practice:

  1. Place a fourfold blanket in front of you on which you will be resting you head in the final position.
  2. Place the forearms on the blanket in front of you with the fingers interlocked and the elbows in front of the knees.
  3. The distance between the elbows should be equal to the distance from each elbow to the interlocked fingers, forming an equilateral triangle.
  4. Place the crown of the head on the blanket in between the interlocked hands.
  5. Slowly raise the buttocks and lift the knees off the ground and straighten the legs, keeping the toes on the floor.
  6. Thus, you have formed a triangle of the body.
  7. Maintain this position as long as you can with the load on the head and the toes.
  8. Slowly bend the legs at the knees and lower the knees to the floor.
  9. Slowly come back to Vajrasaasana and rest for a while
  10. Then, slowly lie down on the back and relax in Savasana.

Note:

Those who find it difficult to maintain the final position may use wall-support pressing the handle and head against the wall so that it is easier to maintain balance and to raise the hips.

Benefits:

  • This Aasana prepares you for the practice of Shirsaasana. Useful for tension headache.

Limitations:

People with High Blood Pressure, Heart problems, inflammation of the ear, weak capillaries, severe Asthama, cold or Sinusitis. Slipped disc, weak spine or Vertigo should not practice this.