Vrksasana in Adho Mukha Vrksasana

Definition - What does Vrksasana in Adho Mukha Vrksasana mean?

Vrksasana in adho mukha vrksasana is an advanced handstand that will challenges the yogi's balance and strength. The name of this pose comes from the Sanskrit, vrksa, meaning “tree”; asana, which means “posture” or “pose”; adho, meaning “downward”; and mukha, meaning “facing.”

Essentially, it is vrksasana (tree pose) turned upside down. Lift into a basic handstand (adho mukha vrksasana), then take a vrksasana leg position.

In English, vrksasana in adho mukha vrksasana is known as tree pose in handstand.

Vrksasana in Adho Mukha Vrksasana

Yogapedia explains Vrksasana in Adho Mukha Vrksasana

For yogis who find this pose too challenging, they can practice with the back against a wall for support.

In addition to its physical benefits, vrksasana in adho mukha vrksasana:

  • Energizes and focuses the mind
  • Boosts confidence
  • Relieves stress and anxiety
  • Provides emotional and spiritual balance

Traditionally, this asana is believed to activate the sahasrara (crown) chakra, which is the connection to the higher Self and divine energy. It is also associated with enlightenment, mental clarity, wisdom, self-knowledge and awareness.

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