Sarvangasana means the Asana which influences the
whole body. Its reference is not found by its name but it is counted under
the name Viparitakarani. Sarvangasana is a further improvement of Uttanapadasana
- Take supine position, hands straight by the side of
the thighs, palm resting on the ground.
- Slowly raise your legs together
without bending at the knees by pressing your hands and stop at 30° angle.
- After sometime raise your legs little more and stop at 60° angle.
- Now slowly bring it at 90° angle.
- Press the hands
and bring your legs little towards head so that your buttock is raised up.
- After that, support it from the palms of both the hands, place the elbows
on the ground making broad base.
- Raise the legs towards sky,raise
the buttocks also,continue the support of your hands. Raise the legs towards sky
till the legs, abdomen and chest form a straight line. Place the palms on your
back for the support. Chin should be placed against the chest (jugular knotch).
Maintain the position.
- After that slowly return. While returning
to the original position first lower your buttock but continue the support of
your hands. When you become confirmed that you can come down even without the
support of your hands then slowly place your hands on the ground. Divide the weight
of your body on hands and slowly place the buttocks on the ground and bring your
legs at 90° angle.
- Slowly place your legs together on the ground
without bending it at the knees and return to the original position.
Benefit and limitations
- Do not use your hands for giving jerk to raise your body.
- Judge the limitation of your body. If body gets pain or legs are not easily
raised then do not force in any way or give jerk.
- This removes the symptoms of immature old age.
- Diseases tike dyspepsia, constipation, hernia and visceroptosis can be treated
- Those, suffering from high-blood pressure, should not practise