The importance of this asana cannot be over-emphasized. This pose has a direct positive effect on the thyroid and parathyroid glands which are situated in the neck region, since due to the firm chinlock their blood supply is increased.Since the body is inverted, the venous blood flows to the heart without any strain by force of gravity. Healthy blood circulates around the neck and chest. As a result, those suffering from breathlessness, palpitation, asthma, bronchitis and throat ailments get a relief. The supply of blood is regulated, nerves are soothed and headaches disappear. This asana is recommended for urinary disorders, menstrual trouble and hernia. It also helps to relieve epilepsy and low vitality.