My theme for this year’s #atozchallenge is – 26 Yogasana. So brace yourself for 26 days of stretching, backbends and inversions, as I take you along my upside down evenings, sincerely hoping that you will find these posts helpful 🙂
I love Yoga Inversions, that heady feeling of watching the world upside down! Inversions are when the heart is at a higher level than your head, which means they don’t only mean gravity defying poses like Scorpion pose, but also some gentle Yoga poses like Dolphin pose, Downward dog, Plow pose etc. Here’s some of the Yoga Inversions that I practice regularly.
One legged Downward dog
Plow Pose or Halasana (Will be writing more about in letter P)
Forearm stand or Pincha Mayurasana
Headstand or Sirsasana
Wheel or Chakrasana
Handstand – In previous post
If you are working on your inversions, please check out the video in my previous post about preparatory practice for Handstands. The benefit of Inversions are numerous – improves blood circulation, immunity and balance, increases core strength and concentration, and not to forget leaves your body energized. Apart from these, Inversions like Handstand and Pincha Mayurasana tests your patience and determination and can be very humbling. This is because it take numerous attempts and discipline to finally get into the pose.
This is me, kicking into a wall handstand and a forearm stand. 😀
Disclaimer: I am not an Instructor or Yoga teacher, only a regular Hatha Yoga practitioner who is passionate about fitness. I am writing this series to detail my learning and experience during the practice. Please consult a Physician/Doctor before starting any exercise regime as some of the poses might contradict with your existing medical issues, for example injuries related to spinal cord, knee, ankle, wrists, neck, medical conditions like Migraine, Diabetics, Asthma etc.
Stay Strong and Humble! Namaste.