What is an inverted pose?
An inverted pose – or inversion - is a pose in which the head is lower than the heart. Given this definition, there are in fact a number of yoga poses that can be classed as inversions; some of which are more easily achieved than the poses mentioned above.
Here is a list of some inverted poses:
- Viparita karani - Legs up the wall
- Ardho mukha svanasana - Downward facing dog
- Sasankasana - Hare pose
- Prasaritta padottanasana A,B, C, D
- Halasana - Plough pose.
- Karnapidasana - Ear pressure pose
- Urdhva padmasana - Inverted lotus pose
- Urdhva dandasana - Upward staff pose
- Adho mukha vrkasana - Full arm balance
- Pincha mayurasana - Elbow balance
- Giving the heart and lungs rest
- Increased blood circulation
- Fresh oxygenated blood to the brain
- Hormone balancing
- Flush and drain the belly
- They both calm the mind and enhance the ability to focus
- Inversion will give you a whole new perspective on life and give you the chance to view things from a different angle and perspective.