Monday, June 23, 2014

Unknown factoid about Sirsasana benefits

Swami Satyanandaji (he is the best writer -- where  terrific connections are concerned,between the physical and spiritual and emotional aspects of yoga practices) says the pineal gland gets the second largest supply of blood per unit weight (next to the kidney). The headstand facilitates this blood flow even more, explaining why this pose can be used a meditative pose in itself. It can calm the mind. Ahead of pranayama and meditation, it can  heighten awareness, and hence may be used as a preparatory poses for either.

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