How To Do Ardha Sarvangasana

A unique pose, Ardha Sarvangasana ensures rejuvenation of the whole system. It is also referred to as The Shoulder Stand, Candle Posture and Pan Body Posture.

* The first step would be to lie flat on the back. Then, with the help of your hands, lift your legs up into air.

* The position of the hands should be such that it should be on the lower back. Make sure that your elbows and lower arms rest on the ground.

* The weight of your body should be on your shoulders and from mid to upper back, but not on the neck.

* Once you have attained the desired posture, hold at the posture and breath deeply for 5 to 10 minutes. Increase the duration of holding the posture, gradually, over time.

* At the time of coming down, slowly lower your legs. In the process, do not forget to keep them straight. This would mean a little workout for your abdominal muscles as well.

* Make sure that in the process of doing the asan you face no jerks.

* For the beginners, it is not possible to attain the correct posture, as the abdominal muscles are not strong enough. In that case, the best bet would be to allow the legs to come forward towards the face.To attain best results, performing Matsyasan immediately after it.