Home

Asana Category: Inversions

Please Note: This is part of a series of related topics. Use the quick menu above to navigate within this section.

Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we examine inversion poses as a category, and ways to apply this knowledge in teaching.

Objective

Become proficient in the nature and effects of inversion poses, and considerations for wisely teaching and sequencing them.

Description

Explain what is meant by yoga inversions and the terms “classic inversions,” “full inversions” and “mild inversions.” Give examples of poses that are both arm balances and inversions and provide various names that have the same meaning as “mild inversions.” Explain what is meant by “gentle” or “restorative” inversions. Provide conditions for which inversions of any type are contraindicated and describe important cautions related to inversions in general. Individual inversion poses will each have their own contraindications and cautions; provide an example of a caution for a specific inversion pose. For cases when inversions are not contraindicated but poses such as Headstand and Forearm Balance are not appropriate, provide examples of safer alternatives. Describe the general physical effects and energetic effects of inversions, and the yoga philosophy perspective regarding inversions and amrita. Provide sequencing considerations for inversions and a list of poses

Welcome! You have found content within the Members Only section of Yoga Teacher Central.

Our Teacher Memberships and Trainer Memberships provide instant access to our exceptional collection of expert support, including more than 1,000 pages of inspirational and practical yoga teaching tools.

All memberships include the Class Builder, a structured process to create, save, edit and print comprehensive classes in less than ten minutes!

Rates as low as $14/month.

Be the finest yoga teacher you can be.

Sign up now and start preparing seasonally-relevant class plans that meet your objectives.

CONNECT WITH US

© 2020 Yoga Teacher Central • All rights reserved • Terms of service • Privacy policy