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1. Strength and Flexibility
Sarvanagasna enhances the flexibility of the spine. It strengthens the back, shoulder, and arms.

2. Lungs Capacity
As the shoulder stand improves the blood supply to the lungs, the lower part of the lungs becomes more strong and efficient. It thereby improves the lungs capacity.

3. Respiratory Problems
Shoulder stand benefits in curing asthma, sinusitis, and other respiratory problems. Toxins from the respiratory systems are drained, resulting in more oxygen supply to the organs.

4. Reproductive Health
Sarvangasana improves reproductive health by increasing the efficiency of reproductive organs in both men and women. It also relieves symptoms of menopause and balances the mood swings in women. It is found to be beneficial in conditions like syphilis and frequent abortions.

5. Gut Health
Digestive system is improved with drainage of stagnant blood and proper blood circulation. It cures constipation, indigestion, and other gut-related problems.

6. Weight Loss Management
With regular practice of Sarvangasana for the long term, body weight can be managed. It reduces the extra flap present around the stomach, tones the muscles of the abdomen, and gives core strength.

7. Blood Sugar Level
The shoulder stand benefits people with diabetes. It regulates blood sugar levels and manages insulin production.

8. Hormonal Balance
As the stagnant blood from the lower part of the body is drained to other body parts, the blood supply to the brain and hormonal glands increases. All the functions of the endocrine system (hormonal system) of the body are improved due to an increase in oxygen and blood supply to them. It stimulates the thyroid gland and regulates both low or high thyroid hormones.

9. Mental Health
Sarvangasana promotes good sleep at night. It also releases happy hormones like dopamine which results in relieving stress, anxiety, and depression. It helps in treating insomnia and mood disorders.

10. Functional Disorders
As the blood supply to the brain, eyes, nose, ears, and throat is increased, their overall functioning is improved. Sarvangasana benefits hair and skin.

11. Immunity
Sarvangasana boosts immunity. It also balances the circulatory, digestive, reproductive, and nervous systems of the body. Thus, they have a positive impact on the overall health of the body.

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