Here at MBG we love yoga and we love going upside down! We know how difficult it can be to invert, and how great it can feel when you finally get the strength, grace, and confidence to balance in a headstand.
So we reached out to some of the best yogis in the world to find out why they love inversions, and asked them to share some of their favorites.
We were amazed by the responses and hope you are, too.
Sit back, relax, and be amazed at what the human body can do! And perhaps get inspired to go upside down yourself!
Mary Beth LaRue
Marcus Julian Felicetti
Pose: One-Handed at the wall!
Name: Fingertip Handstand.
Location: Downtown Los Angeles.
Why I love going upside down: Seeing the world from another view, or someone else's view, is so important. The more we can accept and try things from a different perspective, the better things will be for us and those around us. Going upside down is just another way of viewing the world.
Pose: One-Legged Inverted Staff Pose.
Location: Jasper Johal's Studio, Venice Beach, California.
Why I love going upside down: Yoga has been my sanctuary for the past 15 years. It's where I'm able to find calm no matter what. My love for going upside down is exactly the same. It reminds me that the most important moment of life is NOW and being calm and present through the storm is a vital part of enjoying life. It takes strength, practice, and patience to achieve a pose like this one, but we are always students of yoga, never masters … just like life.
Pose: Lotus handstand variation.
Pose: Handstand variation.
Pose: Lotus Headstand on a paddle board.
Last But Not Least... Jason Wachob & Caroline Casper From MindBodyGreen
We're not rockstar yogis, but we thought we'd include ourselves anyway :)
Pose: Handstand, courtesy of the wall.