Half Shoulder Stand

by Jun 18, 2014Yoga0 comments

Half Shoulder Stand is a gentle inversion that gets the blood flowing down from your legs to your organs, and your head.

Half Shoulder Stand Benefits

  • Calms the mind
  • Stimulates abdominal organs
  • Stimulates the thyroid
  • Stretches the neck, shoulders, and upper back
  • Provides relief from menstruatsymptoms
  • Reduces fatigue
  • Reduces insomnia
  • Tones the thighs and buttocks
  • Aids in proper digestion

How to do Half Shoulder Stand

  1. Lie on your yoga mat with your arms on the floor, alongside your torso.
  2. Press your arms and hands into the earth and with a deep inhalation, reach for the sky with your legs, to approximately 90 degrees.
  3. Lift your hips off the floor, and place the palms of your hands onto your lower back.
  4. Extend your legs as straight as possible, while engaging the thighs and buttocks, and flexing your feet.
  5. Hold for 30 second, and gently release back down to corpse pose.


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