Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand) – Overview
- Features: Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand / Downward Facing Tree), and related poses such as Half Handstand and Handstand Hops
- Objective: Become knowledgeable about the pose and review detailed teaching considerations.
- Description: Explain the Sanskrit naming; contraindications and cautions; associated benefits and typical effects; instructions for setting up and practicing the pose; variations to meet particular intentions and needs; and more teaching considerations.
Adho Mukha Vrksasana
ah-do moo-kah vriks-SHAHS-anna
“adho” = downward
“mukha” = face
“vrksa” = tree
Downward Facing Tree Pose
Also known as: Handstand
Heart of Pose
- Arm Balance
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