Newbie from Colombo, Need an advice on Sirasasana (Headstand)


#1

Dear Gurus and Teachers
I'm Buddhika, 45 years old male from Sri Lanka. I started yoga practices without a teacher by reading books and watching videos. I can perform basic asana without much difficulty. But my eyes are getting red after I perform head stand (Sirsasana). I don't feel any discomfort but my family members are afraid of this. Highly appreciate your kind advice on


#2

Nothing to do but breathe. Sirasana is not a natural position for the human body because of the way the blood flows to the head which is which your eyes are getting red. I wouldn't reccommend staying in this asana for more than a minute or so until you have mastered a breathing technique to promote blood flow.

Namaste


#3

Dear HeartChakra
Thank you very much for your kind advice!
Wish you good health and peace in mind!
Buddhika


#4

Just be careful - you may have perfectly healthy blood vessels in your head but, unless you have lived a totally austere life, you may not. The headstand is not a necessary Asana. You can climb all of the 8 limbs of the Yoga path without doing. I would ere on the side of caution. I know of one person who had a stroke while doing the headstand.


#5

Hi Buddhika
Sirasasana is advanced level of of yoga,performing basic yoga is not that difficult but when you talk about high level of yoga then you should perform it under the guidance of someone because certain precautions has to be taken while performing such types of asanas of yoga.