The first yoga practiced was originally focused on mindfulness, the yoga practiced in the West today seems to focus more on the body. Somewhere along the way, it seems, we began to practice the movement of yoga in isolation from its original philosophies. For those interested in truly integrating the mindfulness of yoga with its movement, I recommend that you read The Eight Limbs of Yoga in its entirety and digest it very slowly. Take time to reflect on it piece by piece so you can implement it into both your practice and your daily life. Wisdom is in the doing.  A deep understanding of yoga philosophy and history will greatly enhance the benefits of your practice and put you on the path to mindfulness and self realization.” 

~ Mr Yoga.

ENGLISH NAME

Reverse Prayer Mountain Pose

SANSKRIT NAME

Viparita Namaskar Tadasana

PHONETIC PRONUNCIATION

(vi-puh-REE-tuh nuh-muhs-KAR tuh-DAHS-uh-nuh)

SANSKRIT TO ENGLISH TRANSLATION

viparita = reversed, inverted, turned
namaskar = greeting with hands in Anjali Mudra
tada = mountain

ALSO KNOWN AS

Penguin Pose, Back of the Body Prayer Mountain Pose (Paschima Namaskara Tadasana)

MODIFICATION

feet rotated out

POSE TYPE

standing

DRISHTI POINT

Nasagrai or Nasagre (nose)

CHAKRAS ACTIVATED

Root Chakra (#1)

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.