This advanced pose combines the physical and mental benefits of Lotus and Handstand.
A partner can steady you while getting into the pose.
Caution: Inverted poses can increase eye pressure. Do not do this pose if you have glaucoma.
English Name: Lotus Handstand
Sanskrit Name: Padma Adho Mukha Vrksasana
Difficulty Level: 8
Start Position: Handstand
While in handstand, bend your legs into lotus and lower your knees so they are inline with your hips. Your hips and knees should be perpendicular to the floor.
Remain in the pose as long as it feel comfortable breathing normally.
To get out of the pose, return to handstand and slowly lower your legs to the floor.
- Strengthens arms and wrists
- Strengthens back and core muscles
- Improves circulation
- Improves balance
- Opens the hips
- Increases knee & hip flexibility
- Improves digestions
- Calms & focuses the mind
- Improves thinking
- Increases focus
- Relieves mild anxiety & depression
- Heart conditions
- Carpel tunnel syndrome
- Leg, arm, or back injury
- High blood pressure