Adho Mukha Vrksasana




Adho Mukha Vrksasana

Downward facing tree pose
Inverted pose
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Key Benefits
  • develops the body harmoniously. It strengthens the shoulders, arms and wrists and extands the chest fully
How to get into Urdhva Hastasana
  1. Stand a 6-8 inches away from the wall come into Urdhva Hastasana and then to Uttanasana with hands shoulder width wide with the palms turn out away from one another.
  2. Step the left leg back and kick one leg up followed by the other placing the legs against the wall.
  3. Hold this position for as long as you can.
  4. Come down one leg at a time
Key Points
  1. Keep the arms straight and firm. 
  2. Press into your hands and extend the whole body upwards towards the ceiling. 
  3. Keep the legs fully stretched toes pointing up lifting the head up as far as you can. 

Modifications:
  • Step on a chair then kick up against the wall
  • Half hand stand
  • sit against the wall, mark where your hips are then place your hands there. Walk your feet up a wall till they are parallel to the floor. Hold that position for a few breathes Image result for half handstand

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