Spiritual Awakening: advanced yoga poses | day 27

“Breathe and let be”


Wall-assisted handstand

Sanskrit: Adho mukha vrksasana

How to do it


Start in Downward-Facing Dog, facing the wall. Place your hands 6 inches from the wall. Bend one knee and step the foot in toward the wall. Lift the other leg into the air.


When you’re just getting used to being upside down, you may feel the most comfortable hopping off the bottom foot to kick the lifted leg up toward the wall. Others rely on core strength to bring both the legs up. Either way, bring your feet together against the wall.


To come out of the pose, bend your knees and use your core to slowly draw your legs down to the ground. After an inversion, take a few moments to readjust before returning to your practice.

The benefits


This energizing inversion strengthens your shoulders, arms, and wrists. It helps to promote a sense of balance, confidence, and calm.



Turn off your mind and get to know yourself.