Starting Position:

on the Vishuddhi Chakra

normal breathing


Come into Sarvangasana and remain for some time in this position. Observe the breath in the Vishuddhi Chakra. >Bend the knees and allow the lower legs to hang down relaxed. The thighs and back remain in a vertical line. Hold the position for some time and then return to Sarvangasana. >Slowly lower the legs and back and relax lying on the back. >Practice Matsyasana as a counterpose.

Stimulates the thyroid gland, heart and entire circulation. Balances the Vishuddhi Chakra. Strengthens the muscles of the spine and buttocks. Stretches muscles of the neck and front of the thighs. Increases the return of blood from the legs to the heart, which is extremely beneficial for problems with venous return and haemorrhoids. The position is also helpful for prolapsed pelvic organs and is recommended a few weeks after giving birth.

Avoid this Asana with a hyperactive thyroid, high blood pressure or pain of the cervical spine. Children under 14 years of age should not hold the position for any length of time.

Asana is included in the following categories:
Asanas and Exercises to Activate the Thyroid Gland
Asanas and Exercises Recommended after giving Birth
Asanas and Exercises to Stretch the Hip Flexors
Asanas and Exercises to Aid Venous Return