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Rack on the head. Do you need it?

The headstand is definitely one of the most spectacular and spectacular physical exercises. And of course, each of us who supports his body in a decent physical form, will not give up the opportunity to learn how to properly implement it. There are some conditions that must be respected, since the headstand is an exercise complex and traumatic.

The first condition is that your physical capabilities must meet the requirements of safe execution of the exercise. Your hands, shoulder girdle, neck muscles should be sufficiently developed to freely hold the weight of your body, because the stand on the head is essentially not such. The head in this exercise plays only the role of one of the points of support.

The next condition is that you have no contraindications, for example, high blood pressure, craniocerebral injuries, problems with the retina of the eye, mental illness. This condition is easily explained by the fact that in the vessels of the brain nature does not provide valves that regulate blood pressure in the bloodstream, and therefore, during the exercise, the pressure in the vessels of the head sharply increases, which can lead to various negative consequences.

The question naturally arises, why is it needed, this dangerous stand on the head? The use of this exercise is considered completely undeniable, since it is obvious that when it is performed, the vessels of the legs are unloaded and the blood flow to the brain and also the pituitary gland increases. As a result, brain work improves , mental disorders are eliminated, the work of the respiratory tract is normalized, sexual dysfunctions are eliminated. Reverse blood flow contributes to the elimination of stagnant phenomena in the vessels of internal organs, purification of the portal vein, which positively affects the state of immunity. The vessels of the feet are strengthened and heals, the swelling disappears.

So, what are the basic rules of safe execution of the rack on the head? It is strictly forbidden to rely on the crown (fontanel). This is fraught with irreversible consequences. The reference point on the skull can be determined by folding the palms together, taking the thumbs 90 degrees from the index fingers, and bringing them closer to the nostrils. The ends of the index fingers will be just above the forehead and the border of hair growth. Where animals grow their horns. This is your reference point.

A headstand is mounted on a non-slip surface, you can use a rubber mat. We kneel, arms bend in the elbows, put the forearms on the floor. The head is also placed on the floor on the above-described reference point, wrapped around the palms. Hands are lightly pressing on the head. Straighten the legs and pull them as close as possible to the trunk, the knees should approach almost to the armpits. We bend both legs, we bring the heels closer to the pelvis. In this position, we build an equilibrium. Straighten your legs only when you feel confident.

It is not recommended to do this exercise yourself. With the participation of an experienced coach, if you are at all interested in yoga, the stand on the head will cease to be an elusive goal. In yoga, the stand on the head is called shirshasana, considered the most important of the poses, combining the effectiveness of all the other hundreds of thousands of asanas.

Good luck!

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