Supported Shoulder Stand or Salamba Sarvangasana Pose

RYT-200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher. Erica started practicing yoga daily to bring herself flexibility, strength and balance. She enjoys doing yoga on the mat in the room, in nature and at the sea side. Erica brings yoga from the mat to everyday life and it helps her to be balanced, non judgmental and to learn new things. She likes learning and challenges, and encourages students to challenge themselves, learn new asanas, practice and enjoy every minute of yoga.

Salamba (सालम्ब, Sālamba) = suppoerted

Sarva (सर्व, Sarva) = all, every
Anga (अङ्ग, Aṅga) = limbs, bodyparts
Asana (आसन, Āsana) = pose, posture, seat
Salamba Sarvangasana (सालम्ब सर्वाङ्गासन, Sālamba Sarvāṅgāsana) = supported-all-limbs-pose

Supported Shoulder Stand-Salamba Sarvangasana

Supported Shoulder Stand-Salamba Sarvangasana

1. Spread a fourfold blanket on the floor. Lie flat on your back with both legs and feet touching each other. Keep your palms facing the floor.

2. Exhale and bend knees over the chest. Press hands down on the floor and, with a swing, raise waist and hips.

3. Support hips with the hands and lift the trunk.

4. Raise hips and thighs further, supporting them with the back of your hands. From the shoulders to the knees, the body should be perpendicular to the floor.

5. Straighten legs towards the ceiling.

6. Stay in this position for two-three minutes. Gradually increase the duration to about seven-eight minutes.

7. Exhale. Bend the knees and gradually slide down buttocks and back. Release hands from the back and extend legs on the floor.

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