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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

For over 25 years Sandra Anderson has shared her extensive experience in yoga practice and theory with students from all over the world. A senior faculty member and resident at the Himalayan Institute, her teaching reflects access to the living oral tradition, and the embodied experience of 30 years of dedicated practice. With a background in the natural sciences and studies in classical Sanskrit, along with frequent pilgrimages to India, Sandy has a rare capacity to eloquently convey the richness of spiritual life in our contemporary world. She is the coauthor of the award-winning book, Yoga Mastering the Basics, and was a contributing editor and columnist for Yoga International magazine. She is now a frequent contributor to YogaInternational.com, offering instructional videos, workshops, and articles. Sandy leads trainings and retreats both nationally and internationally, and at the headquarters of the Himalayan Institute.

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