"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
Headstand (Shirshasana) is often referred to as the king of all yoga poses.
3 reasons why I do a headstand everyday. Healing for Brain injury, facial paralysis and one eyed vision:
1. Improves Blood Flow To The Eyes. When you flip over, you will be sending extra oxygen and nutrient rich blood to the head, and that means more will be getting to your eyes. This can help to prevent macular degeneration and other eye issues.
2. Increases Blood Flow To The Head And Scalp. Headstand is an awesome posture if you want to optimize the nutrient flow to your head and scalp. You can help your body deliver extra nutrients and oxygen to your scalp, thereby improving nutrient delivery to your hair follicles by turning upside down. You never know, perhaps a consistent headstand practice will help you grow a more luscious head of hair!
3. Increases Focus. When you turn upside down, you are increasing the blood flow to your brain. This can help to improve mental function, and increase you sense of focus.Along with helping to reduce fear and worry, this posture will improve your ability to keep your mind sharp and clear.
Sirsasana is definitely not a pose I would recommend you get into on your first day of learning and practicing yoga. But I do highly recommend you keep at it because it’s a great posture with tons of benefits! What’s YOUR take on headstands?