Salamba Sirsasana (Supported Headstand)

Salamba Sirsasana

Salamba Sirsasana

sah-LOM-bah shear-SHAW-sa-nuh

“salamba” = with support

“sirsa” = head

Supported Headstand

Also known as: Baddha Hasta Sirsasana A (Bound Hands Headstand Posture)

Heart of Pose



  • Called the “King of Postures” due to numerous internal and energetic benefits.
  • Not a pose for beginners. Attempting pose before physically ready can lead to injury.
  • Holding pose longer than comfortably able can lead to injury.
  • See Cautions above for contraindications, determining readiness, and concerns related to the neck.