The supported shoulderstand is an inverted yoga pose that benefits the entire body. It is considered to be the ” mother”  of all yoga postures (asanas).

In Sanskrit , the Shoulder Stand is called Salamba Sarvangasana (sah-LOM-bah-sar-vsn-GAHS-anna).

Salamba means with support : ( sa – with and alamba – support)

Sarvangasana means all limbs : (sarva – all and anga – limbs)

Supported Shoulderstand

In essence, the supported shoulderstand is a pose that supports  the entire body.

The supported shoulder-stand is a powerful pose. It provides many benefits: improves digestion, relieves depression, stress, and insomnia. It is also a great way to stretch your back and shoulders.

If you are tired and need a quick fix, try this pose. It will give you a nice boost to keep you going.