Handstand Pose (Adho Mukha Vrksasana) – Learn This Asana In 3 Easy Steps | Yoga With Nutan



HANDSTAND POSE

Sanskrit NameAdho Mukha Vrksasana

Sanskrit Name Meaning – Adho – Downward, Mukha – Facing, Vrksasana – Tree Pose

Type of Asana – Inverted Yoga Pose

Target Areas – Full Body


WHAT IS HANDSTAND POSE (ADHO MUKHA VRKSASANA)?

Handstand Pose (Adho Mukha Vrksasana) or Downward Facing Tree Pose is an inverted yoga pose that strengthens your whole body, boosts your energy and gives you a new perspective on life.


DO NOT PRACTICE HANDSTAND POSE (ADHO MUKHA VRKSASANA) IF:

  1. You have an abdominal, arm or leg injury

  2. You’ve recently had surgery

BENEFITS OF HANDSTAND POSE (ADHO MUKHA VRKSASANA)

  1. Improves circulation

  2. Strengthens your core, arms and leg muscles

  3. Increases confidence, concentration and gives you a new perspective on life

HOW TO PRACTICE HANDSTAND POSE (ADHO MUKHA VRKSASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS

  1. Start in Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana). Walk your feet closer to your hands, bend one leg and lift the other in the air.

  2. Jump both legs into the air. Keep your gaze down to the floor and breathe deeply whilst in the posture.

  3. Practice this asana for as long as you feel comfortable and then exit the pose before repeating on the other side.

HANDSTAND POSE (ADHO MUKHA VRKSASANA) VARIATION – USE A WALL

Practice this pose against a wall for added stability.


PREPARATORY POSES


Mountain Pose – Tadasana


Downward Facing Dog Pose - Adho Mukha Svanasana


Plank Pose - Phalakasana


Side Plank Pose - Vasisthasana


Boat Pose – Navasana


Eagle Pose – Garudasana


Standing Splits - Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana


Cat Pose - Marjaryasana


FOLLOW UP POSES


Child’s Pose – Balasana


Downward Facing Dog Pose - Adho Mukha Svanasana

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