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
Increase intellectual capacity
Bring emotional stability
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:
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