Viparita Namaskarasana is a Sanskrit term in which Viparita means reverse/opposite, namaskar means giving respect and asana means posture.
This asana is a little bit difficult to perform or to maintain the posture because you have to do that namaskar pose from the backside instead of the front side.
Benefits of Viparita Namaskarasana
- This Yoga Pose, many acupuncture points will activate.
- Beneficial in shoulder and neck pain relaxes your shoulder blades and loosens your tight muscles of the shoulder.
- Alleviates stress and calms your anxious mind.
- Strengthens your shoulders, arms and targets your abdomen as well arms also.
- It opens up your chest and maintains your energy levels and Metabolism.
- Best for those people who are suffering from CTS (Carpal tunnel syndrome) and wrist pain. Coz it strengthens your wrist tendons.
- It relaxes your mind, body, and soul.
- The best exercise for relaxing.
Steps of Viparita Namaskarasana
- First, get into the standing position on the floor with your legs together and keep a one-inch distance between your feet.
- Keep your hands hang by the sides of your legs and relax your shoulders.
- Now lift your hands parallel to your shoulders and Place your hands behind your back and keep your finger pointing downwards.
- Inhale, and turn your fingertips inward towards your spine and try to join your palms together and turn your fingertips upwards.
- Now press your palms strongly against each other.
- Close your eyes and focus your mind on the word Om.
- Hold the position for about 25 to 35 seconds.
- Then, slowly turn down your fingertips, discharge your palms and gently take down your hands to the sides of your legs.
- Take some rest and repeat the process around 3 to 5 times.
- Avoid this asana, if you have elbow injury, shoulder injury or wrist injury.
- Like every yoga asana, it is essential to keep your stomach and bowels empty during practice.
- At least keep a 4-6 hour gap between your practice and meal.
- Practice any kind of exercise or asana under the guidance of experts.
- As a beginner don’t go beyond your capabilities during Asana. otherwise, it causes serious injuries.