Adho Mukha Vrikshasana Practice And Benefits

Jagdish Tandia

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Adho Mukha Vrikshasana

Adho Mukha Vrikshasana(Hand Stand) is an advanced posture of yoga, the name of this posture in Sanskrit is Adho Mukha Vrikshasana, in this word “Adho” means “downwards” and the second word “Mukha” means “face”, and “Vriksha”. Meaning is “tree”. In English, it is known as “Hand Stand Pose” which means standing on hands. The person performing this yoga rests on the floor and his feet are upward. This mudra is mentioned in an ancient unpublished manuscript “Yogasana-Jain”. This manuscript is a very modern text. Our body Hand Stand yoga is beneficial in many ways. Let us know in detail how to do this.



Do this asana before doing Adho Mukha Vrikshasana Yoga

  • Mayurasana
  • Sirsasana
  • Sarvangasana
  • Sethubandhasana
  • Bakassana

Ways to Practice Adho Mukha Vrikshasana

If you are new to yoga and are just beginning to do yoga, then you may find it difficult to see Adho Mukha Vrikshasana or Hand Stand pose, but you can easily do it with a little practice. Below we are showing the simple and easy method of doing this Yogasana so that you can do it easily-

  1. To make an Adho Mukha Vrikshasan, you take one yoga mat and spread it near a wall.
  2. Now you sit towards the wall by footing towards the wall. Keep in mind that your feet should touch the wall in this position.
  3. Keep both your hands a little distance so that there is no difficulty in balancing.
  4. After this, raise both your knees above the floor and straighten the legs. In this case, you will look like a downward-facing dog.
  5. Now place your right foot on the wall at the height of the hips and push it against the wall.
  6. Again do this action with your left leg. In this position, both of your legs will be parallel to the hips on the wall. In it, you will look like an inverted L.
  7. Breathe at least 5 to 8 times while staying in the L position.
  8. Slowly raise both legs to the wall.
  9. Now straighten both your legs using the wall.
  10. This will bring the full weight of the body on both your hands.
  11. You practice this asana for a few days so that you will be able to perform further action.
  12. Now balance the entire body on your hands and straighten the legs by removing them from the wall.
  13. To do this yoga you can resort to a friend or yoga teacher who can help hold your feet. This will make it easier for you to Adho Mukha Vrikshasana.

Benefits of Adho Mukha Vrikshasana

  • It spreads to the stomach and chest.
  • Increases blood flow to the head and scalp.
  • It strengthens the core muscles.
  • Stimulates the lymphatic system.
  • Musculoskeletal grow healthy.
  • It helps in cleaning the adrenal gland.

It also reduces your stress. If you are worrying about worry, tension, fear, or waste, then this pose is very useful. Adho Mukha Vrikshasana is a good recipe for stress relief.

Healthy Eyes

This asana is a good treatment to keep the eyes healthy. In Adho Mukha Vrikshasana, when you pose reverse, the blood sends extra oxygen and nutrient-rich substance to your head, which increases the flow of blood in your eyes. This asana helps to eliminate many types of problems related to macular degeneration and eyes.

Adho Mukha Vrikshasan helps in improving mental functioning. Doing Adho Mukha Vrikshasan helps to concentrate. Handstand poses reduce fear and anxiety and with this, it sharpens the mind.

Strengthens hands and shoulders

Adho Mukha Vrikshasana mainly strengthens hands and shoulders. In doing Adho Mukha Vrikshasan, the entire weight of your body comes with your hands on your upper part, which they start to strengthen. This makes your hand’s wrists also stronger.

To do this asana, when you are on the opposite side of your hands, the gravity on your body also changes, due to this, in moving the trapped substances in your stomach, releasing the trapped gas, and all the digestive organs. Helps improve blood flow.