By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S
Sarvangasana means ‘the entire body poses or all limbs pose’ but by performance it translates to ‘shoulder stand pose’ since the performer stands on the shoulder support and entire body weight is on the shoulder. It is named as sarvanga because of its benefits bestowed on the entire body. It is an inversion pose and a beneficial exercise. It is often referred to as the ‘mother or queen’ of all asanas.
Sarvanga = entire body / all limbs
Asana = Posture
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Salamba Sarvangasana – Sarvangasan is also called as Salamba Sarvangasana. They are also used interchangeably. Salamba means supported. Since the lower back is supported with hands in the inversion it is called as Salamba Sarvangasana or ‘supported shoulder stand pose’.
Niralamba Sarvangasana –…