The fancy yoga name for a shoulder stand is sarvangasana. The benefits of a shoulder stand are like stress relief for the body as well as the mind. It aides in breathing for those with asthma and other respiratory problems, headaches, colds, insomnia, and the list goes on and on.
Just practicing this pose a few minutes a day will reap benefits(:
Note: People suffering from high blood pressure, detached retina, glaucoma, hernias, cardiovascular disease, cervical spondylitis, slipped discs should not practice shoulder stand. Those suffering from neck injuries should seek advice from an experienced yoga teacher before beginning to practice shoulder stand. It is advisable for women during menstruation to avoid inversions.”