Inversion Yoga Pose Collection

When our heart is higher than our head, we place our bodies in an unconventional configuration. By shifting our relationship with gravity, inversions counter act the effect of gravity by delivering a fresh supply of oxygenated blood to the brain. Inversions allow us to develop strength, balance and stability. They challenge our perception, and may even evoke fear, but by conquering our weaknesses, we will develop a rewarding sensation that is highly motivating and re-energizing.” 

~ Mr Yoga.

One-Legged Stretched Out Scorpion Pose

Eka Pada Paripurna Vrishchikasana

(EY-kuh PUH-duh puh-ri-POOR-nuh vrish-chi-KAHS-uh-nuh)
Pose Type: forearm balance, inversion, backbend
Drishti Point: Bhrumadhye or Ajna Chakra (third eye, between the eyebrows)

One-Legged Stretched Out Scorpion Pose

Eka Pada Paripurna Vrishchikasana

(EY-kuh PUH-duh puh-ri-POOR-nuh vrish-chi-KAHS-uh-nuh)
Pose Type: forearm balance, inversion, backbend
Drishti Point: Bhrumadhye or Ajna Chakra (third eye, between the eyebrows)

One-Legged Scorpion Pose

Eka Pada Vrishchikasana

(EY-kuh PUH-duh vrish-chi-KAHS-uh-nuh)
Modification: biceps in line with the ears
Pose Type: forearm balance, inversion, backbend
Drishti Point: Nasagrai or Nasagre (nose)

One-Legged Scorpion Pose

Eka Pada Vrishchikasana

(EY-kuh PUH-duh vrish-chi-KAHS-uh-nuh)
Modification: biceps in line with the ears
Pose Type: forearm balance, inversion, backbend
Drishti Point: Nasagrai or Nasagre (nose)

Bound Inverted Tortoise Pose

Baddha Viparita Kurmasana

(BUH-duh vi-puh-REE-tuh koor-MAHS-uh-nuh)
Pose Type: inversion, forward bend, binding
Drishti Point: Nabhi, Nabhicakre, or Nabi Chakra (belly button)

Bound Inverted Tortoise Pose

Baddha Viparita Kurmasana

(BUH-duh vi-puh-REE-tuh koor-MAHS-uh-nuh)
Pose Type: inversion, forward bend, binding
Drishti Point: Nabhi, Nabhicakre, or Nabi Chakra (belly button)

Crane Pose in Uneven Headstand

(Fusion of Headstand 5 and Headstand 6 Arm Position)

Bakasana in Vishama Shirshasana 5 & 6

(buh-KAHS-uh-nuh in VISH-uh-muh sheer-SHAHS-uh-nuh)
Modification: Side 1: arm straight out, fingertips to the floor, knee to the tricep. Side 2: arm bent 90 degrees, knee bent to the tricep on the same side
Pose Type: inversion, forward bend
Drishti Point: Hastagrai or Hastagre (hands)

Crane Pose in Uneven Headstand

(Fusion of Headstand 5 and Headstand 6 Arm Position)

Bakasana in Vishama Shirshasana 5 & 6

(buh-KAHS-uh-nuh in VISH-uh-muh sheer-SHAHS-uh-nuh)
Modification: Side 1: arm straight out, fingertips to the floor, knee to the tricep. Side 2: arm bent 90 degrees, knee bent to the tricep on the same side
Pose Type: inversion, forward bend
Drishti Point: Hastagrai or Hastagre (hands)

Ear Pressure Pose

Karnapidasana

(kuhr-nah-pee-DAHS-uh-nuh)
Modification: both knees bent, feet off the floor; arms straight behind the back and off the floor, palms up
Pose Type: inversion, forward bend, balance
Drishti Point: Nabhi, Nabhicakre, or Nabi Chakra (belly button)

Ear Pressure Pose

Karnapidasana

(kuhr-nah-pee-DAHS-uh-nuh)
Modification: both knees bent, feet off the floor; arms straight behind the back and off the floor, palms up
Pose Type: inversion, forward bend, balance
Drishti Point: Nabhi, Nabhicakre, or Nabi Chakra (belly button)

Sideways Bound Angle Pose in Headstand 1

Parshva Baddha Konasana in Shirshasana 1

(PAHRSH-vuh BUH-duh ko-NAHS-uh-nuh in sheer-SHAHS-uh-nuh)
Pose Type: inversion, side bend
Drishti Point: Nasagrai or Nasagre (nose)

Sideways Bound Angle Pose in Headstand 1

Parshva Baddha Konasana in Shirshasana 1

(PAHRSH-vuh BUH-duh ko-NAHS-uh-nuh in sheer-SHAHS-uh-nuh)
Pose Type: inversion, side bend
Drishti Point: Nasagrai or Nasagre (nose)

Leg Position of the Pose Dedicated to Garuda

in Supported Whole Body Pose

Pada Garudasana in Salamba Sarvangasana

(PUH-duh guh-ru-DAHS-uh-nuh in SAH-luhm-buh suhr-vuhng-GAHS-uh-nuh)
Also Known As: Shoulderstand
Pose Type: inversion
Drishti Point: Bhrumadhye or Ajna Chakra (third eye, between the eyebrows)

Leg Position of the Pose Dedicated to Garuda

in Supported Whole Body Pose

Pada Garudasana in Salamba Sarvangasana

(PUH-duh guh-ru-DAHS-uh-nuh in SAH-luhm-buh suhr-vuhng-GAHS-uh-nuh)
Also Known As: Shoulderstand
Pose Type: inversion
Drishti Point: Bhrumadhye or Ajna Chakra (third eye, between the eyebrows)

Unsupported Whole Body Pose

Niralamba Sarvangasana

(nir-AH-luhm-buh suhr-vuhng-GAHS-uh-nuh)
Also Known As: Shoulderstand
Pose Type: inversion
Drishti Point: Bhrumadhye or Ajna Chakra (third eye, between the eyebrows), Nabhi, Nabhicakre, or Nabi Chakra (belly button)

Unsupported Whole Body Pose

Niralamba Sarvangasana

(nir-AH-luhm-buh suhr-vuhng-GAHS-uh-nuh)
Also Known As: Shoulderstand
Pose Type: inversion
Drishti Point: Bhrumadhye or Ajna Chakra (third eye, between the eyebrows), Nabhi, Nabhicakre, or Nabi Chakra (belly button)

Leg Position of the Pose Dedicated to Garuda

in Downward Facing Tree Pose

Pada Garudasana in Adho Mukha Vrikshasana

(PUH-duh guh-ru-DAHS-uh-nuh in uh-DO MUK-uh vrik-SHAHS-uh-nuh)
Also Known As: Pada Garudasana in Adho Mukha Vrksasana
Pose Type: inversion, arm balance
Drishti Point: Angusthamadhye or Angustha Ma Dyai (thumbs)

Leg Position of the Pose Dedicated to Garuda

in Downward Facing Tree Pose

Pada Garudasana in Adho Mukha Vrikshasana

(PUH-duh guh-ru-DAHS-uh-nuh in uh-DO MUK-uh vrik-SHAHS-uh-nuh)
Also Known As: Pada Garudasana in Adho Mukha Vrksasana
Pose Type: inversion, arm balance
Drishti Point: Angusthamadhye or Angustha Ma Dyai (thumbs)

Upward Lotus in Unsupported Whole Body Pose

Urdhva Padmasana in Niralamba Sarvangasana

(OORD-vuh puhd-MAHS-uh-nuh in nir-AH-luhm-buh suhr-vuhng-GAHS-uh-nuh)
Also Known As: Shoulderstand
Pose Type: inversion
Drishti Point: Bhrumadhye or Ajna Chakra (third eye, between the eyebrows)

Upward Lotus in Unsupported Whole Body Pose

Urdhva Padmasana in Niralamba Sarvangasana

(OORD-vuh puhd-MAHS-uh-nuh in nir-AH-luhm-buh suhr-vuhng-GAHS-uh-nuh)
Also Known As: Shoulderstand
Pose Type: inversion
Drishti Point: Bhrumadhye or Ajna Chakra (third eye, between the eyebrows)

Upward Lotus Pose in Headstand 7B

Urdhva Padmasana in Shirshasana 7B

(OORD-vuh puhd-MAHS-uh-nuh in sheer-SHAHS-uh-nuh)
Also Known As: Supported Lotus Headstand Pose (Salamba Padma Shirshasana), Upward Lotus Pose in Spread Hands Headstand (Urdhva Padmasana in Prasarita Hasta Shirshasana), Upward Lotus in Hands Free Headstand (Urdhva Padmasana in Mukta Hasta Shirshasana)
Modification: neutral spine
Pose Type: inversion
Drishti Point: Nasagrai or Nasagre (nose)

Upward Lotus Pose in Headstand 7B

Urdhva Padmasana in Shirshasana 7B

(OORD-vuh puhd-MAHS-uh-nuh in sheer-SHAHS-uh-nuh)
Also Known As: Supported Lotus Headstand Pose (Salamba Padma Shirshasana), Upward Lotus Pose in Spread Hands Headstand (Urdhva Padmasana in Prasarita Hasta Shirshasana), Upward Lotus in Hands Free Headstand (Urdhva Padmasana in Mukta Hasta Shirshasana)
Modification: neutral spine
Pose Type: inversion
Drishti Point: Nasagrai or Nasagre (nose)

ABOUT MR. YOGA

New York Times best selling author  & Guinness World Records title holder Daniel Lacerda (aka Mr. Yoga) is the worlds number one authority on yoga poses. This yoga pioneer has been featured in The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The Huffington Post, Dr. Oz The Good Life, Men’s Health, and Self magazine to name a few.

Daniel’s students include TV celebrities and former Olympic athletes, along with everyday people. His personal goal is to get 1 billion people to practice yoga worldwide. Daniel continues to train others to become certified yoga teachers. All of the models selected to appear on this website are his students. The Mr. Yoga, Inc. office is located in Beverly Hills California.

ABOUT MR. YOGA

New York Times best selling author  & Guinness World Records title holder Daniel Lacerda (aka Mr. Yoga) is the worlds number one authority on yoga poses. This yoga pioneer has been featured in The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The Huffington Post, Dr. Oz The Good Life, Men’s Health, and Self magazine to name a few.

Daniel’s students include TV celebrities and former Olympic athletes, along with everyday people. His personal goal is to get 1 billion people to practice yoga worldwide. Daniel continues to train others to become certified yoga teachers. All of the models selected to appear on this website are his students. The Mr. Yoga, Inc. office is located in Beverly Hills California.