also known as side headstand. Parsva means side or flank. In this variation of Sirsasana, the torso and feet are faced sideways on either side while stabilizing without moving the pose of the head or hands. Parsva Sirsasana details provided to you by YogaIQ.
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.
Parsva Sirsasana makes the spine strong and elastic. Parsva Sirsasana also relieves stress and anxiety. Parsva Sirsasana is therapeutic for mild depression. Parsva Sirsasana Improves memory, focus and concentration. Parsva Sirsasana Creates a sense of inner peace. Parsva Sirsasana is Yoga For Memory.