Urdhva samyukta Padmasana or Head Stand Sheershasana Pose
“Sheersha” means a head. This asana is the headstand pose. This asana is called the king of asanas. It is also known as “Kapaliasana”, “Vrukshasana” and “Viparitakarani”.
URDVA PADMASANA IN SIRSASANA Urdhva means above or high. PADMASANA is the lotus pose described earlier. In this variation,
PADMASANA is done on the head stand.
This posture gave an extra pull to the dorsal The region, the ribs and the pelvic region. Consequently, the chest is fully expanded and blood circulates properly in the pelvic region. To give an added stretch, one can perform the pose by given the trunk a lateral twist while doing the headstand. — with Bhaskar Vardhineni
Health Benefits of URDHVA SAMYUKTA PADMASANA:
- This asana belongs to the category of Urdhva Padmasana. So it has all the advantages of Urdhva Padmasana.
- In this asana, as the body stands on the head, the veins begin to function smoothly.
- The regular practice of this asana increases the memory power, prolongs life and keeps the body in sound health. One who performs this asana gets full control over the body.
Caution: Avoid this Asana with problems of the cervical spine or high blood pressure.