This is a very useful asana. Proficiency is accomplished after some vigorous efforts. There are two techniques for the performance of this asana. Both the techniques are explained below.
Technique 1: First attain Sheershasana. Then fold the legs double at the knees so that the legs are perpendicular to the torso. The practice of this asana needs some strength and
Technique 2 : Keep the head on the ground. Place the palms at some distance from the head firmly fixed on the ground. Then raise the body with the force of the hands, and fold the legs double at the knees. Join the heels. It is advisable to take the support of a wall in the initial stage. Only those who can practise Sheershasana for ten to fifteen minutes should try to practise this asana. Initially, practise this asana for five minutes. Later, slowly increase the time up to the limit of fifteen minutes.
(1) This asana belongs to the category of Urdhva Padmasana. So it has all the advantages of Urdhva Padmasana.
(2) In this asana, as the body stands on the head, the veins begin to function smoothly.
(3) The regular practice of this asana increases the memory power, prolongs life and keeps the body in sound health. One who performs this asana gets full control over the body.