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Sarvangasana: Step-by-Step Guide and its Benefits

Step-by-Step Guide


  1. Both legs raise up to 45 degree from the ground.
  2. Again raise legs up to 90 degree.
  3. Raise the buttocks and trunk taking support with the hands at the back, legs keeping parallel to the ground above the head.
  4. Straighten whole body legs perpendicular to the ground. Now when you come to the final position chin will stuck to the small hole of the throat.
  5. Hold the posture with normal breath.
  6. Concentrate on the throat centre.
  7. In the beginning hold comfortably for few seconds.
  8. Gradually increase the time of holding after few days of practice up to 3-5 minutes


People with H.B.P, hypertension, cervical and lumbar, spondylitis, heart problems and severe constipation should not attempt for the practice


Keeps the thyroid and para-thyroid glands healthy and as a result promotes metabolism. It also removes the problem of dyspepsia, constipation, menstrual disorders. Useful I treating varicose veins, piles and Hernia. It improves memory power and power of concentration.


  • Don’t keep legs apart, keep them together.
  • Knees don’t bend and don’t lean body to one side.
  • Don’t bend hips backside.
  • Don’t keep elbows too apart and keep them closer.