Yogasana: Inversions #atozchallenge

 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 🙂

Yoga Inversions

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.

Previous Posts:
A: Always Stretch – Anjaneyasana
B: Being a Wannabe Crow
C: Chakrasana
D: Dandasana
E: Eight Angle Pose
F: Fallen Angel Pose
G: Garudasana
H: Handstand

12 thoughts on “Yogasana: Inversions #atozchallenge

  1. If only I could do that now. I have been trained in martial arts and it was easy for me back then, but that was years ago! But hats off since you are continuing with it and since it has so many merits!

  2. When I saw the first two images, I was like wow, I’ve done these, successfully! But then there were other pictures and you know the rest of the story!


  3. Sometimes I have to look at the picture carefully to figure out where the switch is so I know it’s the wall that you are against and not the floor 😛

    But in all seriousness, hats off to your dedication.

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