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A Complete List of Inverted Yoga Poses

All Inversion Yoga Poses (Table with benefits and pictures)

Yoga Poses (asanas) with benefits Pose Image
Bound Angle Headstand Pose (Baddha Kona Sirsasana)

  • Level: Advanced
  • Relieves from depression, stress and anxiety
  • Strengthens arms, wrists and shoulders
  • Improves flexibility and balance
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Camel Pose (Ustrasana)

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Strengthens knees and back
  • Enhances balance and flexibility
  • Improves concentration
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Dove Pose (Vajra Kapotasana)

  • Level: Advanced
  • Increases blood circulation in spine and head
  • Strengthens shoulders and knees
  • Stretches quadriceps and chest muscles
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Feathered Peacock Pose (Pinch Mayurasana)

  • Level: Advanced
  • Strengthens arms, shoulders and chest
  • Tones back and buttocks
  • Great for anxiety and stress
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Full Pigeon Pose (Purna Kapotasana)

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Deep stretches abdomen
  • Beneficial in thyroid disorders
  • Tones hips, calves and arms
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Half Wheel Pose (Ardha Chakrasana)

  • Level: Advanced
  • Strengthens and tones chest muscles
  • Enhances sense of balance
  • Increases ankle and back strength
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Headstand (Sirsasana)

  • Level: Advanced
  • Improves balance and focus
  • Strengthens upper body
  • Avoid if you have neck injury or migraine
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Knee to Ear Pose (Karnapidasana)

  • Level: Advanced
  • Improves balance
  • Strengthens shoulders and knees
  • Stretches back and feet
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Lotus in Shoulder Stand Pose (Padma Sarvangasana)

  • Level: Advanced
  • Strengthens shoulders and arms
  • Corrects posture
  • Improves memory and focus
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One Legged Wheel Pose (Eka Pada Chakrasana)

  • Level: Advanced
  • Improves balance and focus
  • Strengthens arms, shoulders and ankles
  • Tones back, hips and calves
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One Legged Headstand (Eka Pada Sirsasana)

  • Level: Advanced
  • Beneficial in mental stress, depression, anxiety and fatigue
  • Stretches legs and ankles
  • Strengthens back, elbows and forearms
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Plow Pose (Halasana)

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Deep stretches back
  • Strengthens shoulders and neck
  • Tones abdomen and helps get relief from obesity
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Threading the Needle (Parsva Balasana)

  • Level: Beginner
  • Great for mental and physical rejuvenation
  • Stretches feet and shoulders
  • Good for reproductive disorders
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Unsupported Shoulder Stand (Niralamba Sarvangasana)

  • Level: Advanced
  • Strengthens shoulders and neck
  • Improves balance and mental focus
  • Provides relief in stress and anxiety
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Upward Facing Two-Foot Staff Pose (Dvi Pada Viparita Dandasana)

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Deeply stretches thighs, abdomen and chest
  • Great for athletes
  • Makes body flexible and agile
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Wheel Pose (Chakrasana)

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Induces feelings of happiness and relieves from anger and frustration
  • Great for digestive, urinary and reproductive system
  • Strengthens arms and legs
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  1. This is a great list of inversions! Don’t forget about gentle inversions, such as Bridge, Legs Up, Puppy Dog, Dolphin, Downward Facing Dog, Uttanasana, Wide Legged Forward Fold, and Crow.