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Inverted Action: Release & Restore

Counterposes for Desk Dwellers

How can we counteract the detrimental effects of sitting at our desk all day? In this tutorial, Sandra Anderson shares one method: a yoga posture that is the exact opposite of our sitting posture. Learn the inverted action pose (viparita karani)—a safe, accessible, and restful way of releasing stagnant energy from the lower half of the body.

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 6 mins

About the Teacher

Sandra Anderson

Senior faculty at the Himalayan Institute, Sandy teaches yoga, meditation, and philosophy, and is a key instructor in the Institute's teacher training programs. She is the coauthor of the award-winning book, Yoga Mastering the Basics, and a frequent contributor to the Himalayan Institute's online Wisdom Library. Her work draws on her immersion in the living oral tradition, traditional texts of hatha yoga and tantra, training in Sanskrit, and her background in environmental science. A long-time resident at the Himalayan Institute with a diverse background and life experience, Sandy has a unique capacity to convey the richness of spiritual life in the contemporary world.

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