Shoulderstand – ‘Sarvangasana’

Shoulderstand – ‘Sarvangasana’

One of the key impacts of practicing the shoulder stand is its effect on the thyroid gland in the throat region. The thyroid regulates oxygen content in the blood supply which effects metabolism. When the thyroid is over active, the metabolic rate is too high leading to ‘speedy’ and hyperactive energy. When under active, metabolism slows which creates lethargic energy, poorer coordination, learning and action. The squeeze of the thyroid gland in shoulder stand helps bring the secretion of thyroxin into balance resulting in a more steady metabolic rate and energy. Note: Can be practiced with folded blankets placed beneath the top of the shoulders and upper arms with the head on the floor. The supported version of shoulder stand with folded blankets supports the neck. workplaceyoga workplacewellness