Candle Pose – Sarvangasana
- Keep your focus, without sudden movements
- Open your mind to new ideas
- Be on the side of the solution, not the problem
- Unleash your creative potential
- Be surprised, be delighted
We often forget how powerful, how creative, how full of potential we are. Now is the right time to enrich our creativity with our imagination and let it rise to the surface.
Allow yourself to feel good in your own skin, find time for yourself, play, rejoice, smile and awaken a sense of gratitude. Your creative potential is unlimited, believe in yourself and open yourself up to new ideas by creating a new mind map.
The candle asana is one of the most famous, classic and precious poses. It represents the “queen of asanas” and the “king” is the headstand.
In this position, the center of gravity falls on the area of the neck and shoulders, so we awaken our creativity, learn to express ourselves freely and thus become more and more creative because we speak the language of love.
Candle Pose Effects and Benefits
- Stretches the shoulders, neck, increases the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain.
- It stimulates the work of the thyroid gland, calms the mind, relieves stress and depression.
- Improves the movement and elimination of lymph.
- It is ideal for achieving a slim line.
- Works effectively in asthma and sinus inflammation.
- Reduces fatigue and eliminates insomnia.
- Awaken our creativity.
- There is one situation when it is not recommended to perform Sarvangasana, and that is during the menstrual cycle because then you should avoid performing inversions!
- People with neck injuries should avoid this asana!
- During the execution of sarvangasana, never turn your head to the left or to the right in order not to injure the spinal vertebrae!
How to Do Sarvangasana?
Lie on your back, bend your knees and with an exhalation lift your feet off the floor, and rest your hands on the floor. With a slight inhale, you pull your knees towards you, lifting your hips up. The legs are bent at the knees. When you feel that you need support, place your hands under your hips, keeping them high.
The next step is to slowly extend the legs above the head, the knees are extended and the legs should be completely straight. Support yourself with your hands, and keep your elbows as close to your body as possible. The whole body from the head to the tip of the fingers should be in the same vertical line.
Relax your face and jaw, push your sternum towards your chin. The position is exited by bending the knees towards the chest, slowly and carefully lowering the back towards the floor. While coming out of the candle pose, do not strain your neck and head, but make a controlled movement with the help of the abdominal muscles.
The recommended stay in the candle asana is from 30s to 3 minutes.