HEALTH BENEFITS OF PRACTICING HEADSTAND
1. Strengthens your core
If you want to strengthen your core, a headstand can be one of the best workouts for you. When you perform this pose, you completely rely on your core muscles to hold up your legs, and maintain balance. So, try this pose regularly to flaunt a strong core.
2. Reduces the fluid buildup from legs
Swelling on your legs can happen because of several reasons such as infections, inflammation, or because you were putting pressure on your legs for far too long. So, by going upside down while doing a headstand, any kind of buildup gets flushed out from your body, and relieves you from that uncomfortable feeling.
3. Strengthens shoulders and arms
While you are holding yourself up during a headstand, your arms and shoulders help to keep the pressure off from your head, and in turn, they get strengthened. This is also a great posture if you are looking to build upper body strength.
4. Improves digestion
Doing headstands allows enhanced blood flow to all the digestive organs, and increases the efficiency of nutrient absorption and digestion. Moreover, the pituitary organ which regulates digestion is also stimulated. So, try combining headstands with focused breathing for an increased benefit!
5. Relieves stress
Headstand helps reduce thee production of cortisol — the stress hormone. Moreover, with an increased blood flow to the brain, the production of dopamine and serotonin, which can help regulate your mood are also secreted.