Viparita Karani Mudra / Asana – Method, Benefits, Effect on Dosha

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By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S

Viparita Karani is called as inverted pose. It is also known as viparita karani asana. It is the simplest of the inverted asanas, easy to do. It is said to bestow similar benefits of shirshasana i.e. head stand and sarvangasana i.e. shoulder stand. The asana is a basic pose for the mudra of the same name. Therefore the final pose for the mudra and asana are one and the same. So the mudra and asana of the same name are used as synonyms.
Read – Yogasana – Spiritual, Physical And Mental Benefits, Classification

Meaning

Viparita = inverted / turned around / reverse
Karani = doing / making / action
Mudra = gesture / seal / pose

It can also be done with
the help of the wall. Therefore it is also called as Legs-up-the-wall pose /
gesture.

Effect of this mudra – All asanas have a gravitational pull of all the…

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