Alamba means a prop, a support, while nir conveys the sense of away from, without, free from. Niralamba, therefore, means without support. Niralamba Sarvangasana I is harder than the earlier two, as in it the body is not supported by the arms and the body weight and balance are maintained by the muscles of the neck, back and abdomen, which are thus strengthened.

Niralamba Sarvangasana I

Technique for Niralamba Sarvangasana I

  1. Do Salamba Sarvangasana I.
  2. Release the hands, bring them over the head, rest the extended arms on the floor on the same side of the vertical body as the head, and balance.
  3. Niralamba Sarvangasana I can also be held for a minute.
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