Shoulder stand pose has some alerts and cautions.The practice of full-fledged shoulder should be avoided in the following conditions:-
High blood pressure
Pregnancy: Don’t take up the practice of Sarvangasana after you become pregnant.
Salamba Sarvangasana is an intermediate to advanced version of Shoulder Stand Pose. This should not be practised unless proper experience is there on the part of the practitioner. They should rather practice Half Shoulder Stand for a sufficient period of time before they can qualify or opt for this one.
If you are a beginner, please start on a low key , rather than to jump to an highly ambitious program like an upstart practicing so many yoga practices one at a time or to practice the tough ones requiring days of practice and skill. You will invite problems then than to enjoy and/or continue yoga. Firstly warm-up exercises are a must before you go for yoga.
Suppose a person with no previous experiences of practicing yoga is going to practice head-stand for the first time , that also without any warm-up exercise and who is obese and ‘aged’. Just disastrous! For one having high blood sugar this can be all the more disastrous or even suicidal ! So this a word of caution for such persons and situations.
You have to take help . Use your common sense so that you do not fall and get injured. Your head should be placed on a ‘soft’ surface, like a folded piece of cloth so that your skull is not injured. Before you go for headstand practice the easier forms of exercises! The obese and aged persons should avoid headstand, I repeat. (See Later)
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