The one leg supported shoulder stand is an intermediate pose. It is very important for beginners of yoga to practice this pose under supervision.
Lie down on the floor with your arms resting next to your body. Bend your legs at the knees. Slowly raise your legs up towards the ceiling and simultaneously raise your pelvis, hips and lower back off the floor. Place your palms on your waist with the thumbs pointing upwards and ensure that the rest of the palm is supporting your lower back and use the strength of your arms to push the lower body upwards.
One leg supported shoulder stand pose yoga
Your arms should be bent at the elbows. Slowly bring your palms to your waist now using your elbows for supporting the raised body. Your upper spine, shoulders, your neck and head should be resting on the floor while the rest of your body should be raised towards the ceiling. Extend your feet and point your toes upwards. Press your tailbone upwards and inwards.
Once you have gained balance in this position. Slowly bring your right leg down towards your face without bending at the knee. Rest the toes of this leg on the floor over your head. The toes should be aligned with the hip of the same leg.
Ideal time to remain in one leg supported shoulder stand
Remain in this position for 30 seconds and return to the normal resting position. Repeat this exercise with the other leg.
Benefits of the one leg supported shoulder stand
- One leg supported shoulder stand pose alms the brain and relieves stress
- It stretches the shoulders and the neck
- It tones the legs and the buttocks
- Stimulates the abdominal organs
- It also stimulates the thyroid and prostrate glands
Therapeutically one leg supported shoulder stand this pose aids in treating asthma, sinusitis, insomnia, fatigue, menopause, infertility and enhances digestion.
As a beginner you can use a wall for support and ensure every step is performed with care and under supervision to avoid any strain in your muscles.Keep practicing one leg supported shoulder stand to master it.