Yoga Pose Cards
Yoga Pose Cards Print out and use for sequence design or for training purposes.
yoga positions - Adho Mukha Vrksasana
Translation: Downward Facing Tree
In Yoga this is the Handstand pose. It is a great foundation to many of
the arm balance yoga postures. Practice against a wall to begin with. This
will give you security and allow you to experience the posture without fear.
To enter place the hands on the mat. Walk the legs forward and kick one
leg up allowing the other to follow naturally. Unite the legs when they
are both up there and apply
a little inward pressure through the heels or point through the toes.
It is much easier to maintain balance if you look down to the mat.
Balance is hard because the breathing is always changing the shape of the
body. This affects the weight distribution over the hands. Deeper breathing
causes greater change and makes it a little harder to compensate with a counter
Slow breathing makes it easier to perform balancing yoga postures. The
rate of change is not as quick making it easier to understand and counter
balance problems that will take you out of the pose.
Weight naturally falls on the outside of the hands. Try to use the muscles
on the inside of the arms by lengthening the inner arms and allowing pressure
to fall on the hands evenly.