Analytics: Half Shoulder Stand
Sanskrit, Ardha Sarvangasana
Strengthens and opens up the neck, shoulders, abs and back muscles.
Can assist women during menopause.
Brings blood flow and energy to the brain, give veins in legs a break.
Stimulates the thyroid gland and strengthens the immune system.
Calming to the nervous system, helps to reduce stress and fatigue.
Neck, Back issues, injuries or slip discs.
Cervical issues or weak neck muscles
Weak legs, weak hamstring muscles or calf muscles.
Pregnancy and menstruation
# Simply lay on back and elevate legs.
From, supine position, laying on back
back of head, upper arms, shoulders. scapula/shoulder blades
-Adjust hands on back to lift body, toes over head
-Rest weight on shoulders not neck
-Adjust chin to place of comfort for throat
-Imagine veins relaxing as blood flows with gravity to heart
-Breathe into the spine creating length and space
-Abdominal muscles engaged
* Bend knees to chest, arms tucked to your side
* Press hands palms down into the ground to help lift hips off floor with knees still bent at chest.
* Bring hands up to lower back near hips, elbows bent and close to body, upper arms on mat.
* Walk arms towards the rib cage, allowing the torso to rise & become even more upright, resting on shoulder blades. No stress on neck.
* Allow legs to straighten and with legs straight create a line from heels to shoulders, feet directly above the head.
* Hold pose, bandhas and breathe
Engage Bandhas & Breath
Coming Out of the Pose
* On exhale, slowly bend the kness and bring into the chest, bring ares down to floor, and roll carefully down bringing spine onto floor, like a string of pearls.. one vertebra at a time, from the upper thorasic to lower lumbar. Allow tail to relax