Viparita Dandasana Yoga Pose

About Viparita Dandasana

Viparita Dandasana is an inverted back-bending asana in the modern yoga style as well as included in flow yoga sequences. Doing this yoga keeps you fit both physically and mentally. This asana is an advanced inverted asana that requires great flexibility in the body, especially in the back. It is also known as an upward-facing two-foot staff pose or two-legged inverted staff pose.

The name of this pose comes from Sanskrit Viparita, “inverted”, Danda, “staff” Asana, “posture” or “seat”. The English name of this asana Inverted Staff Pose.

Viparita Dandasana is a combination of other yoga poses like Matsyasana (Fish Pose), Chakrasana (Wheel Pose) Purvottanasana (Upward Plank Pose) and Sirsasana (Headstand Pose).

Soothes and relaxes the brain. Builds up emotional stability and self-confidence. Stimulates the adrenal, thyroid, pituitary, and pineal glands. Gently massages and strengthens the heart, preventing arterial blockage. Increases lung capacity. Relieves indigestion and flatulence. Increases the flexibility of the spine. Alleviates lower backache. Corrects a displaced

  • To enter this asana, first of all, you need to Lie on your back on the yoga mat.
  • Bend your knees and draw your heels close to the knees as possible.
    the soles of the feet a little wider than your hips.
  • Bend your arms and place your palms by your ears, fingertips facing the shoulders.
  • While keeping your arms straight, place the fingers of both your hands behind the head.
  • Now, Lift your hips, shoulders, and head from the floor, and the crown of the headrests on the ground. Place it between your hands and feet.
  • Inhale slowly and exhale vigorously which will help to straighten the legs completely.
  • Hold the pose as long as you are comfortable.