Our body keeps disappointing us as we try to keep up with life. We struggle to find the right ways to stay fit and young.
Guess what? There is a simple way.
I’m sure you’re no stranger to yoga. But how much do you know about inversion yoga? Inversion yoga helps maintain blood circulation in our body. It improves our immunity, prevents diseases, and boosts our strength and overall energy.
Find a short list below to learn about the basics of inversion yoga to change your life completely.
- Legs up the Wall
Let’s start with the easiest one. This pose is so easy that you can even do it while you read a book!
Despise being fairly easy, it provides a lot of benefits. For example, it mitigates anxiety, stress, insomnia, cramped legs, menstrual problems, migraines, and stretches the hamstring.
Lay horizontal on your back. Elevate your legs vertically against the wall. Your bums should touch the wall.
That’s it! Funny, you can lay there for as long as you like. When you feel like you’ve had enough, switch to another pose.
Yoga should be done calmly. Don’t rush. Take your time and feel your body as you breathe and take different body stances.
- Downward Facing Dog
This pose is beneficial to calm the nerves and for menstrual troubles. You can begin your yoga session with this pose as it allows basic stretching of limbs.
The downward facing dog aids in relief from stress, depression, indigestion, migraine, back pain, insomnia, osteoporosis, and menopause. Meanwhile, it stretches your arms, shoulders, legs, hamstrings, and knees.
Stretch your arms in front of you and legs outstretched at the back. Place them on the floor to create a pyramid with your body. You can use the mirror to perfect the pose.
Make sure to go slow and breathe casually. Maintain the posture for 20 seconds. Expand the time as you master.
- Supported Shoulder Stand
The shoulder stand is another easy inversion pose to relax the muscles. The benefits derived from this pose is insane, even though the pose is super easy to do.
It removes depression, indigestion and stimulates the thyroid gland. Also, your legs, hips, torso, and arms will get a good work out as you maintain the posture for several seconds.
Lay on your back, and slowly raise your legs up to form a 90-degree angle above you. When you’re comfortable, raise your hips too while supporting your hips with your arms beneath. Hold on for 20 seconds or so and let go.
You can guess how the pose may look like through its name. Yes, you have to be a rabbit!
Just like all the other inversion yoga poses, the Hare pose removes stress, depression, back pain, and pelvic pain. This pose also implements recovery of sexual diseases.
Sit on your knees and stretch your back straight. Breathe slowly. Relax all of your body.
Extend your arms in front and touch the ground. Your forehead and palms should graze the ground. You can close your eyes for maximum relaxation.
You can do a variation of this pose by pulling your arms backward. Hold your hands together to maintain the pose. The benefits derived is the same as the first pose discussed.
- L-Pose Handstand
We are going to move to more complex poses now. I hope you’re feeling more confident about your skills.
The Wall T Stand will require some practice before you can perfect it. It requires you to support all of your body weight with only your arms.
Its benefits range from giving relief from stress, anxiety, and depression to giving your biceps and torso a good work out.
First of all, take the Downward Facing Dog position while touching the wall with your feet. Second, elevate your legs right against the wall.
Finally, maintain the letter L with your body, as you keep your legs horizontal to the floor.
Your feet should be touching the wall and supporting you. Begin with maintaining the pose for 10 seconds and go up as you become a pro.
If you have mastered the Downward Facing Dog, the Dolphin is a piece of cake for you now. The benefits and the techniques are the same. Although there is a slight variation.
Instead of having your palms touch the floor, in the Dolphin, you must touch the floor with your elbow. Meanwhile, your arms from the elbow to the palm will be lying flat on the floor. Your arms should touch your ears.
Before we begin, this pose is not recommended for people with neck and back injuries, and for those with hypertension. On the other hand, the rest of the world can enjoy the benefits it provides which includes the growth of sex hormones, strengthening of shoulders, arms, neck, and spine.
To make this as easy as possible, take a stance against a wall. Repeat the Supported Shoulder Stand. But this time, slowly lift your torso up against the wall as well, while supporting your head with your arms.
You don’t have to opt for this pose at the beginning as it requires balance and experience. Once you’ve aced 1 to 6, you’ll be able to go for this one!
People suffering from anxiety, depression, insomnia, indigestion, osteoporosis, nervous problems, migraine, thyroid problems, pituitary and pineal glands problems will greatly benefit from these inversion yoga poses.
In fact, you don’t even have to spend a lot of time at the gym if you follow through these steps every day.
Performing a stance for 20 seconds a day is no biggie. You can even do them when you’re waiting for the kettle to boil, or while you’re waiting for the toast to be ready.
Other than that, toning your muscles and bones on a daily basis is essential for maintaining a healthy body, no matter how old you are. Even children can do yoga every day!
Shepheny is a content writer at FeedFond. A tech-geek and a fitness freak, she loves sharing her ideas with readers online. To read more of her articles, visit FeedFond.com.