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Viparitakarani Mudra - Half Shoulderstand - “Renewal of Energy”

Starting Position: Lie on the back

Concentration: on the whole body

Breath: coordinated with movement, normal breathing in the position

Duration: 2 - 5 minutes

Practice: Lie on the back. The arms are straight, beside the body. >Inhaling bend the knees and raise the legs and buttocks. Bring the hands under the hips to support the buttocks. Elbows remain on the floor. Straighten the legs vertically upwards. Relax the muscles of the feet, legs and hips. >Breathing normally, remain in this position as long as comfortable. >Exhale, bend the knees towards the forehead, slowly lower the buttocks and legs, and return to the starting position.

Benefits: Invigorates the whole body and regulates glandular activity, thereby reducing states of stress and depression. Lymphatic and venous return is increased which is beneficial for swollen legs and diseases of the veins. Relaxes the abdominal and pelvic organs and improves blood supply to these areas. Beneficial for low blood pressure.

Caution: Avoid this Asana with high blood pressure or dizziness.



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