This asana, compared to most other asanas, requires a greater degree of physical effort. As such, people who suffer from coronary thrombosis or high blood pressure must take care. They should preferably practise ardha shalabhasana as a substitute. Furthermore, if you suffer from hernia, peptic ulcer, intestinal tuberculosis and other similar ailments we advise you not to do this asana.
Shalabhasana has often been found useful for people who suffer from mild sciatica and slipped disc. However, you should take care, especially if your condition is serious.
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