YogaVB 34 _ VIPARITA NAMASKARASANA _ Reverse Prayer Pose
Reverse Prayer Pose _ Viparita Namaskarasana.
It is an interesting pose, called “Reverse prayer pose” and performed in the “Diamond Pose”. In this pose Viparita Namaskarasana, the word “Viparita” means “Behind, or reverse” (in simple terms, the meaning of Viparita is – “on the contrary”) and the word “Namaskar” means “respect”. Normally, to show respect, we can cross our arms (Namaskar) close to the chest in front, but in the Viparita Namaskar pose, it is the complete opposite of normal pose. Here you have to put your hands behind your back, which is why this asana is called the reverse prayer pose. The Viparita Namaskarasana pose is easy to do and has many health benefits.
It is also known as Paschima Namaskarasana or Paschim Namaskarasana. It is an upper body strengthening pose that works specifically on the arms and the abdomen.
- Releases the tension of the shoulders and collarbones
- Helps flexibility of the wrists and forearms
- Counterpose for the activities requiring to grab the hands
- Opens the chest and abdomen, allowing deeper breaths
- Stretches the upper back, the shoulder joints and the pectoral muscles
- Strengthens the wrist tendons, preventing the carpal tunnel and tendonitis.
The Viparita Namaskarasana “Reverse prayer pose” is simple and suitable for all ages, so there are no special precautions to practice this pose.
However, you should not practice this Viparita Namaskarasana pose if you fall into any of the following cases:
- Low blood pressure
- Arm or shoulder injury
To practice this exercise well, you must practice the following exercises:
VIPARITA NAMASKARASANA _ Reverse Prayer Pose