Headstand and Shoulder Stand
Headstand and shoulder stand are referred to as the king and queen of all yoga asanas.
Headstand is referred to as the king of all poses, while shoulder stand is referred to as queen of all poses.
Headstand develops the masculine qualities of will power, sharpness of the brain and clarity of thought, while shoulder stand develops the feminine qualities of patience and emotional stability.
These two poses are opposites energetically.
Headstand tends to heat the body and stimulate the nervous system and tones the neck muscles. Shoulder stand tends to cool or neutralize the body and sedate the nervous system while releasing the muscles of the neck and shoulders.
In practice together, the logical sequence is to do headstand first, followed by shoulder stand either immediately after, or later in your practice session.
Headstand can leave you feeling very stimulated, so once it's done you really are committed to doing the other.
Shoulder stand can be safely practiced on its own as it has the amazing ability to neutralize the nervous system.
as for the anti aging and beauty benefits
Eva Mendes admits that she lies upside down on a slant board for about 20 minutes before a photo shoot, or a hot date.
A headstand can reduce facial wrinkles
increase circulation to the face, which can bring much needed nutrients and oxygen to an area that can always use a little rejuvenation.
Practicing headstands regularly has even been reported to convert gray hair back to its natural color.
due to the increase in blood supply and nutrients to hair follicles in the scalp.