Viparita can also mean "turned around," "inverted," "backward" or "contrary." In other contexts, it can also be used to mean "wrong," "perverse," "against the rules" or "false."
In yogic texts, the term, viparita karani, stands for the concept of inversions and translates as "opposite processes." Inversions are yoga postures where the feet are above the head. Inversions provide new perspectives, both physically and mentally. According to Ayurveda, inversions purify the human body by burning stagnant impurities from the lower abdomen, moving them toward agni, or the fire element in the body.