Inner Strength Blog - Upside Down

Turn your world upside down and you´ll see things in a completely different way. When you have the strength and proper technique inversions can be the best yoga poses ever!

Inversions is the name of yoga poses where your feet are over your heart. Like headstand, handstand, forearm stand and plow pose. These poses will take your body from a "flight and fight mode" and into a "rest and digest mode". Perfect if you are feeling stressed, tired or in a bad mood. Or if you are just someone who are on your feet all day long.

But it is also poses where you can easily get hurt. Especially in headstand. As a Yoga Teacher at my studio Inner Strength Yoga I see a lot of students trying to get into these poses even thou they are not ready. It takes a lot of upper body strength and core strength. My rules is that if you have to kick your self up in a headstand, with momentum, you don´t have the strength and you are not ready to go into to pose safely. And 90 percent of your body weight should be in your arms, and only 10 percent in your head. It´s not for nothing they call headstand "The King of Poses". So get your ego out of the equation and take your time to build up the proper strength. You´ll get there. And if not, that´s ok!

But with that said ... headstands are  awesome and I love them! Every morning I do a headstand, it gets the blood to my brain and it´s like drinking ten shots of espresso. And when you stand upside down you literary see things differently. And that is always a great way to start your day.

What is your favourite yoga pose? Or do you have one that you wish you could do, but are not there yet?

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