Salamba Sarvangasana (Supported Shoulderstand)

Salamba Sarvangasana
Salamba Sarvangasana
Ardha Sarvangasana
Ardha Sarvangasana

Salamba Sarvangasana

sah-LAHM-bah SAHR-vahn-GAH-sah-nah

“salamba” = supported

“sarva” = all or whole

“anga” = limb or body

Whole Body Supported Posture

Also known as: Supported Shoulderstand

Heart of Pose



  • Called the “Queen” or “Mother” of all
  • To avoid putting too much pressure on cervical vertebrae, Ardha Sarvangasana is a milder version where hips are aligned over elbows.
  • See Cautions in menu above for neck injury, glaucoma, high blood pressure and other conditions.

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