This is one of the most difficult postures for beginners,
and you should approach it slowly, step by step, since this
is one of the most useful asanas, and really worths the
effort to master it.
Put your yoga mat into a comer, Fold the
cloth/blanket several times so that it can serve as a pad or
cushion for your head, kneel down in front of it and place
your interlocked fingers in the comer close to the walls.
Put your head into the hollow of the
palms, rise up off your knees and take a step or two towards
your head. Raise the legs until they are vertical. Keep your
back straight and begin to relax.
To come down, bend the knees and lower one
leg and then the other. Slowly.
IMPORTANT: Do not come down in a rush, and
do not stand up. Remain in Savasana for a few minutes,
otherwhise you would vanify all the benefical effects of the
Like all inverted poses, don't try
Sirshasana if you have high blood pressure.
Very difficult pose, that you will not be able to master in
a day, but with great benefical effects.
The headstand increases circulation to the
brain, which causes improved brain function and increased
vitality and confidence; some of the most important
endocrine glands are stimulated by this posture.
This posture can be performed until old
age, and that helps a lot the brain, since all it cells
receive a lot of blood.
If you are suffering from any health condition, it is advisable not to perform these postures unless under the supervision of an experienced yoga instructor.