Parsva Sirsasana Yoga is a SANSKRIT name that means, Parsva means "Side", Sirsa means "head", and Asana means "Pose". This is also called the "Side headstand pose" in English. This pose activates the Sahasrara chakra. This chakra is pure consciousness and allows the yogi to get in touch with his/her spiritual self. and this chakra helps to build reliability, selflessness, stability, higher knowledge, confidence, decisiveness, intuition, and enlightenment. when opened this chakra they are able to radiate divine love and self-realization.
Breath out and move the spine with a twist to the right, except the head and the hands turn the body sideways. The legs and nevel should face sideways 90 degrees to their actual position. One should feel the stretch near the region of the floating ribs in the body. Hold this position for 20 to 30 seconds with normal breathing. Breath out and come back to Sirsasana. very carefully come down and rest in savasana. Take breathe in and out slowly. Relax some while and start again exercise.
Benefits of the Parsva Sirsasana Yoga:
There are the most important health benefits of Parsva Sirsasana Yoga are,
1. Parsva Sirsasana helps to strengthen the spine and core muscles in the body.
2. This pose is very effective for relaxing the nervous system to reduce insomnia.
3. This pose helps to prevent anxiety attacks and heart arrhythmias.
4. Parsva Sirsasana improves and controls the respiratory system.
5. This asana promotes the health of the pituitary and pineal glands.
6. Continued exercise of this asana increases the oxygen level in the blood.
7. Parsva Sirsasana promotes intestinal health in the body.
8. If you continue to exercise in the early morning, this asana boosts your energy levels and is the best for your physical health as well as mental health.
9. This pose is also beneficial for headaches.
10. Parsva Sirsasana help to reduce depression and anxiety.
Step by step Parsva Sirsasana yoga:
1. From the straight Salamba Sirsasana 1 (Step 1), exhale and move the spine with a twist to the right ; except the head and the hands turn the body sideways. (Front view : Step 2. Back view : Step 3)
2. The legs and navel should face sideways 90 degrees to their original positions as in the illustrations. One should feel the stretch near the region of the floating ribs.
3. stay in this posture from 20 to 30 seconds with normal breathing.
4. Exhale, come back to the straight Salamba Sirsasana 1. Take a breath, exhale and repeat the pose on the left side for the same length of time. Exhale and come to the straight position of Salamba Sirsasana 1.