Benefits of Inversions!


There are many benefits to practicing inversions! All inversions, whether they are supported or independent:

  • Work on the respiratory, circulatory, nervous and glandular systems
  • Help to strengthen will power & positive attitude
  • Improve Memory
  • Increase intellectual capacity
  • Bring emotional stability
  • Build character
  • Improve behavioral patterns

A Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher will incorporate supported, simple inversions from your very first class — you probably won’t even realize you are practicing a modified inversion, but you will still receive all the benefits! Over the course of time, with a consistent and sustained yoga practice, we will introduce: Viparita Karani (Inverted Relaxation Pose), Salamba Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand), Sirsasana (Head Stand — see photo!), Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Hand Stand), Pincha Mayurasana (Forearm Balance) and more!

If you would like get started with yoga, please contact Bonnie at Cascade Yoga in Bend:

Call/text: 541.788.0725

Cascade Yoga Short Travel Sequence

Going Somewhere? Try this short sequence to take your personal practice with you on the road!


  • This sequence is meant for students who have about 6 months’ class experience with a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher.
  • If you don’t have a mat with you while you travel, place your (back) foot or both feet at the wall, depending on the pose and how much room you have at the wall. Do not practice against a door or where others may bump or run into you.
  • If you use a chair, make sure it is stationary (not swiveling) and that you can place your feet flat on the floor with your legs at a 90* angle.
  • Always practice on a clean, even surface, out of direct sunlight
  • Have A Fun, Safe Trip!

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  1. Tadasana
  2. Urdhva Baddhanguliyasana
  3. Virabhadrasana II
  4. Utthita Trikonasana
  5. Paschima Baddhanguliyasana
  6. Ardha Uttanasana with hands at wall, on a counter or desk
  7. Ardha Parsvottanasana with hands at wall, on a counter or desk
  8. Chair Parvatasana
  9. Simple Twist in Chair
  10. Supta Tadasana
  11. Eka Pada Pavana Muktasana
  12. Dwi Pada Pavana Muktasana
  13. Legs up the wall
  14. Savasana (5 mins)