The regular practice of SIRSASANA circulates a stream of pure and healthy
blood through the brain cells, rejuvenating them, with which the force of
thought increases and the ideas become clearer. This asana is a tonic for
people whose brain fatigued quickly, and ensures adequate blood supply for
the irrigation of the pituitary and pineal glands of the brain. Growth, health
and vitality depend on the correct functioning of these two glands.
People affected by insomnia, loss of memory and vitality have recovered
from the regular and correct practice of this asana, and have become sources
of energy. The lungs gain in resistance against any climate and any work,
which frees them from colds, coughs, angina, halitosis and palpitations. It
keeps the body warm. Together with the Sarvangasana movement, it is a
blessing for those suffering from constipation. The regular practice of
Sirsasana will provide a marked increase in the hemoglobin content of the
It is not advisable to start with Sirsasana and Sarvangasana for those who are
affected by high or low blood pressure.
The regular and precise practice of Sirsasana develops the body, disciplines
the mind and broadens the horizons of the spirit. With this comes balance
and self-confidence in pain and pleasure, loss and gain, shame and fame,
defeat and victory.