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
- 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.
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