(Biparita= Opposite i.e. head lies at lower position than the legs)
There is no mention of Sarvangasan and Shirshana in original texts. There is mention of biparitakarani. The later gave rise to the earlier aasanas.
1. Lie down on the floor; place the palms below the buttocks facing upward.
2. With inhaling lift both the legs upward perpendicular to the ground, support the buttocks with the hands. Leave the whole body weight on the elbows to the shoulder. Closing the eyes, breathe 25 times.
3. Exhaling slowly come down and stretch the legs, relax the body for about 13 breaths.
1. Since the body is inverted the venous blood flows to the heart without any strain by force of gravity.
2. Healthy blood is allowed to circuate around the neck and chest.
3. This is very beneficial for brain and nervous tissues, and nearby endocrine glands.
4. As a result, persons suffering breathelessness, palpitation, asthma, bronchitis and throat ailments get relief. Continued practice of this asana eradicates common colds and another nasal disturbance.
5. Due to the soothing effect of the pose on the nerves, those suffering from hypertension, irritation, shortness of temper, nerves breakdown and insomnia are relieved.
6. The change in the bodily gravity also affects the abdominal organs so that the bowls move freely and constipation vanishes.
7. As a result the system is freed from toxins and one feels full of energy.
8. The asana recommend for urinary disorders and uterine displacement, menstrual trouble, piles and hernia.
9. It also helps to relieves epilepsy, low vitality, and anemia. Increases the digestive power.