Dvi Pāda Viparīta Daṇḍāsana
- dvi = two
- pāda = foot of leg
- viparīta = inverted
- danda = staff
- āsana = posture
Category:Arm and Leg Support / Backbend
Start with the preparatory steps of Wheel (Ūrdhva Dhanurāsana). Then with the crown of the head on the floor draw the elbows to the floor shoulder-distance apart and interlace the fingers around the head as in Supported Headstand (Sālamba Śīrṣāsana I). Press firmly into the forearms and lift the head off the floor, extend the legs straight, draw the feet together and energize down through the legs and feet.
Stretches the entire front body and opens the chest. Tones the internal organs. Revitalizes the central nervous system.