Yoga Wall Assisted Handstand

Balancing upside down can be a little intimidating if you are new to yoga. I recommend a progression from simple yoga inversions to get used to bearing the weight of your body. Start with forearm poses before hand balancing.


Sanskrit: Adho Mukha Vrksasana
Type: Balancing
Level: Advanced

  • Start in Downward-Facing Dog, facing the wall. Place your hands 6 inches from the wall.
  • Bend one knee and step the foot in toward the wall. Lift the other leg into the air.
  • When you’re just getting used to being upside down, you may feel the most comfortable hopping off the bottom foot to kick the lifted leg up toward the wall.
  • Others rely on core strength to bring both the legs up. Either way, bring your feet together against the wall.
  • To come out of the pose, bend your knees and use your core to slowly draw your legs down to the ground.
  • After an inversion, take a few moments to readjust before returning to your practice.

Calories Burned in 15 minutes

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  • Calories Burned in 2 hours

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