Pranamasa (bowing pose) is a exemplary preparatory practice for sirshasana (head stand). There are many asanas, but pranamasa is of an advanced class of yogic practices because it stimulates sahasrara chakra, the thousand pedaled lotus flower energy center for the god-center.
Pranamasana can be used therapeutically to strengthen the cervical spine. It can also treat asthma and bronchitis. The inversion and position of the body tones the lungs, improving respiration. In addition to this, inflammation, phlegm deposits, and congestion are also relieved from the respiratory track.