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Sarvangasan (Shoulderstand)
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Variation 1 : Spread a thick blanket on the floor. Lie flat on the back. Slowly raise the legs. Lift the trunk, hips, and legs to the vertical position. Rest the elbows firmly on the floor and support the back with both hands. Raise the legs till they become vertical. Press the chin against the chest. This is the chin lock

While you perform this asana, the back of the neck, the posterior part of the head, and the shoulders should touch the floor. Breathe slowly and concentrate on the thyroid glands. Do not allow the body to shake to and fro. When the asana is over, lower the legs very slowly and smoothly. Avoid jerking. Do this asana very gracefully. In it the whole weight of the body is thrown on the shoulders.

You can do this twice daily, morning and evening. To derive full benefit from this asana, the matsyasan should follow in sequence.

Variation 2 : In this position the hands that support the body are removed and kept vertically along the body. By removing the hands, the whole weight falls on the cervical region and shoulder muscles.
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