There are no specific age restrictions for practising sirshasana, but elderly people should be careful.
In the final pose, you may initially experience partial blockage of the nose. Try to persevere and you should find that the breathing becomes easier after a short period of time. Don't breathe through the mouth. If breathing is too difficult then terminate the asana for a minute or so and then repeat.
Like all asanas, it is not necessary to use excessive energy to practise sirshasana. Intense effort is a definite sign that you are either doing sirshasana incorrectly or that you should not be doing it in the first place. Try to perform it with as much relaxation as possible.
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