Top 5 Yoga Inversion Poses for Beginners
Beauty and fashion are the ornaments of a healthy body and mind. Our sedentary lifestyle requires us to take out time from our routine dedicated specifically for exercise. To help you in this endeavour, I am starting a new series on the blog, FITNESS. In this we will discuss everything from Yoga to Pilates, from PCOD to cramps. I urge you all to actively participate so that we can help each other in achieving fit bodies
Kick-starting this series with the Baap of all, Yoga! Weight loss, a strong and flexible body, glowing beautiful skin, peaceful mind, good health- Whatever you are maybe looking for, yoga has it all to offer. It not only helps you to get flexible body but also helps your mind and body to feel fresh. Many Bollywood and Hollywood celebrities swear by yoga. Considered as one of the most fit actresses in Bollywood and fitness icon, Shilpa Shetty’s perfectly toned and curvy body is an envy for many thanks to yoga.
Stress and a hectic lifestyle are slowly eating away our lives that had once been a peaceful. But all is not dull and dreary! You can certainly lead a happy and healthy life even in the maddening rush that is the world today. With the inversion yoga, you can keep a tab on your stress levels, allowing your body and mind to stay calm and feel fit and good about yourself.
Why Inversion Yoga?
Ayurvedic philosophies suggest that our well-being lies in our lower abdomen, so if you have a lower abdomen that is clogged with impurities, then you will be prone to various medical conditions, including obesity, diabetes, and cardiac disorders. It is perfect for beginners to start up their yoga with these inversion poses; as it will not only help you in calming your spirits but will also help women with menstrual cycle problems. Sculpted abs is an added bonus 😉
To make your journey easy, we have curated a list of 5 inversion yoga poses for beginners to practice:
1. Vipareeta Karani: Legs up the wall pose
This posture allows your head, throat, and neck to be supplied with blood in abundance. A gentle, restorative, and relaxing pose; it is also called the elixir of youth pose
Here is what Viparita Karani has to offer you:
• Helps to flush out stress and anxiety
• Eases lower back pain
• Assuages menstrual cramps, PMS, and menopausal symptoms
• Improves digestive power
• Rejuvenates tired legs
2. Adho Mukha Svanasana: Downward facing dog pose
This is a mild inversion yoga pose, which is one of the 12 poses of Surya Namaskar. This pose is quite easy to practice and is perfect for newbies of yoga. Along with calming your nervous system, this pose helps with your menstrual cycle problems too.
Reap the following benefits of this asana with regular practice
• Elongates the spine, while relieving its tension
• Helps ease sciatica pain
• Eases back pain
• Helps you cope up with headaches and migraine
• Helps you relax and rejuvenate
• Frees you from sleeping troubles
3. Sirshasana: Head stand pose
In this asana, you will invert yourself completely, allowing the head to rest on the floor. While your arms support your head, the feet firmly in the air. Despite being a complicated pose, it is advised for beginners.
This is what you can expect from Sirshasana:
• Helps you beat stress and depression
• Strengthens your arms, neck, and shoulders
• Boosts your digestive power
• Helps women combat infertility issues
• Tones and sculpts your core and abdomen
• Strengthens lungs
4. Shashankasana: Hare pose
The Hare pose is an easy way to get comfortable with the inversion poses. It is not a 100% inversion, but is beneficial for improving your posture and easing chronic neck and back aches.
Here’s what Shashankasana has in store for you:
• Makes your spinal cord more elastic and flexible by stretching the back
• Strengthens and tones thigh muscles
• Improves blood supply to the head and boosts your energy levels
5. Ardha Pincha Mayurasana: Dolphin pose
Also called the puppy pose, it is a variation of Adho Mukha Svansana or the downward facing dog pose. It is a gentle inversion yoga pose ideal for beginners. The pose focuses on the core, upper back, and shoulders.
The forward bend Dolphin Pose can give you the following benefits:
• Strengthens your arms and shoulders
• Eases back pain
• Helps you calm down and relax
• Combats various sleep disorders
• Strengthens, tones, and sculpts the abs
• Can help treat asthma, hypertension, sciatica, and flat feet
While you can do inversion yoga poses at any point of the day, performing them early in the morning will keep you revitalized and refreshed throughout the day. All these yoga inversion poses for beginners can act as elixirs of life, provided they are practiced regularly in the right manner. Also, these poses will help you view your life from a different perspective quite literally 😉 🙂
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