Yoga: Inverted Poses


Inversions can improve circulation and sleep, tone abdominal muscles, and increase concentration.

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Lie on your back with legs bent and arms over your head on the floor. Bring your knees toward your chest, and roll on your back until you can lift your hips and place your hands on your back. Straighten your legs to a forty-five degree angle. Continue to support your lower back with your palms. Hold for about a minute.

Caution: Never turn your head to the side when in shoulder stand.

Kalli Rasbury (pictured in photos) is a yoga instructor in Birmingham, Alabama.