Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)

Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)
Lie flat on the back keeping the legs stretched out and placing the hands by the side of the legs facing the ground.
-Exhale, bend the knees and move the legs towards the stomach till the thighs press it. Do normal breathing.
- Raise the hips from the floor with an exhalation and rest the hips on hands by bending the arms resting the elbows on the floor.
-Only the back of the head and the neck, the shoulders and the backs of the arms up to the elbows should rest on the floor. Thereafter slip the hands up to the middle of the spine.
-Exhale and stretch the legs straight with the toes pointing up.
-Stay in this position for 5 minutes or so with normal breathing.
-Exhale, gradually slide down, release the hands, lie flat and relax.
Pelvic or navel or throat or medulla.
Gives posterior stretch of the spine; healthy effects on the nervous system, digestive system and genital organs; effective in eliminating toxaemia; good for relieving constipation; gives posterior stretch of the spine, kidneys etc. This asana is said to be a greatest boon conferred on humanity by our ancient sages. It is called the mother of all the asana, which bestows harmony and happiness in the body and the mind.