Even though it is called HEADSTAND, 90-95% of the body weight is on the forearms, shoulders and upper back. A strong core will add stability to the lumbar spine, and strong thighs will help to keep the body balanced.
Sanskrit name: Salamba Sirsasana (pronounced SHIRSHASANA)
English name: Supported Headstand
Benefits: Strengthens the lungs, improving quality of breathing; strengthens arms, shoulders, legs, spine; tones abdominal organs; improves circulation and activates the pituitary gland; might help with insomnia.
Contraindications: Do not do inversions if you are suffering from high blood pressure, heart conditions, injury on spine or neck, detached retina. Do not do inversions during menstruation.