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Jul012009

The Inverted Pose (Viparita Karani)

                                  Inverted Pose

Lie on your back.  Very slowly raise your legs off the floor.  Supporting your hips with your hands, bring your legs slightly over your head.  Straighten both legs and remain in this position for as long as comfortable.  Focus on your face and throat.  VERY slowly lower both legs.  You may bend the legs coming down if necessary. 

EFFECT:  Rejuvenation.  The Inverted Pose increases circulation in the neck and face and is a natural "face lift".  Both heart and lungs benefit.  The Inverted Pose is also good for varicose veins and hemorrhoids.

 

 

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