2. Sarvangasana – Shoulder Stand
With this move, you lie flat on your back and then push your feet and lower body up into the air as far as possible as you balance on your upper arms and elbows. Again, it looks relatively simple, but the shoulder stand actually puts a ton of pressure on your neck and compresses your spine in the process.
No one with back or neck issues should ever attempt this move. It’s also not great for people with high blood pressure. Interestingly, folks with glaucoma are also advised to skip the shoulder stand as their eyes are unable to adjust to the increased pressure.