Sirsasana is considered by some to be the most important inversion and is often referred to as the “king” of asanas. This full inversion returns blood to the heart and the brain, refreshing the cardiovascular and lymphatic system and providing energizing effects for the whole body.
Those who engage in spiritual yoga practice may use this asana to redirect sexual energies into a higher spiritual energy, which is thought to increase wellness and promote a positive aura. This higher energy is called ojas, and is thought to assist in heightening other spiritual yogic practices.
Inversions like sirsasana help in opening the ajna
, or third eye, chakra. The reversed position of the body and the position of the head allows energy to flow to the third eye. Not only does this pose offer mental clarity and renewed energy, it is also thought to help increase memory and concentration over time.