Some of the reasons why practicing the headstand is beneficial include its effect on the pituitary and pineal glands in the brain. By inverting the body, blood flow into the brain improves and the pressure in the heart is lowered. The improved blood flow stimulates the glands which are responsible for all of our body’s rhythms. The entire body and mind are revitalised with negative stress and anxiety being relieved. According to some yoga traditions in the east, the headstand is recommended in treating asthma, hay fever, diabetes, menopausal imbalance and glandular disorders. The inversion also reverses the effect of gravity on the spine helping to alleviate strain on the back. Blood flow in the legs and visceral regions is reversed which helps in aiding tissue regeneration. Note: Only to be attempted with trained supervision.