Headstands are known to decrease depression.

Improved circulation occurs with a headstand practice because the heart constantly has to pump blood upward to the brain. Headstand gives the heart a rest and de-oxygenated blood is able to flow more easily from the extremities to the heart.

Any fluid that is retained in the feet is able to drain (edema), therefore reducing the onset and prevalence of varicose veins.

Headstands increase digestive fire and increase body heat.

The intestines are cleansed by reversing the pull of gravity, while releasing congested blood in the colon.

Headstands help strengthen core muscles by the engagement of the obliques, the rectus abdominus and the transverse abdominus.

Adrenal glands are flushed and detoxified with headstands, which creates positive thoughts.