Adho Mukha Vrksasana (or the handstand of all life), the favorite yoga posture of the famous to control stress and anxiety

There are perfect postures to get started in the world of yoga and others that require certain experience or physical conditions. This is the case of the Adho Mukha Vrksasana, which is more or less the handstand of all life. Just as there are asanas that are a little more focused on physical benefits (Apanasana or the warrior’s posture, to give two examples), this one that you have here is the anti-stress asana by excellence.

This pose will help you strengthen your shoulders, wrists, and arms, of course. And it will even help provide a good stretch to your abdomen and belly. But above all you will get an improvement in the blood circulation in the body, calm your nerves and brain, keep you relaxed and, in short, obtain an ideal remedy for stress and anxiety. mild depression.

How to perform Adho Mukha Vrksasana

Stand facing a wall, lean forward and place the palms of the hands on the ground a foot away from the wall. The palms of the hands should be separated by the width of the shoulders and fully stretched. Next, she carefully places her hand on the floor, her middle finger facing the wall.

In the second step, place your feet about a meter from your hands. The easiest way from this position is to start raising one leg straight and let the other follow him, as he wins impulse. The second option, called « bunny hop“, is more difficult. On the exhale, he bends his knees and stretches his legs up against the wall finding balance.

a demanding stance

if you feel tension in the spine, it is because the palms are too far from the wall. If your spine is curved backwards and you feel that tension or you have difficulty maintaining your balance, adjust the position of the palm of the hand and take her closer to the wall. Breathe normally and hold this posture during a minute.

After practicing balancing against the wall, you can try moving your feet away from the wall. Then try this pose by standing in the middle of the room, away from a wall. Make sure you keep your legs fully straight and your head and neck are relaxed as much as possible, but positioned high above the ground, while your arms are kept straight.

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