Put your core muscles to the test with reverse table top pose! This challenging yoga activity uses your body’s weight for an isometric hold, enhancing strength and balance throughout multiple areas. An advanced move that requires time and dedication, it should be avoided by those who have suffered recent abdominal surgery or carpal tunnel syndrome as well as any underlying conditions – but everyone else can get ready to join in on this beneficial exercise soon enough.
Reverse Table Top, also known as Ardha Purvottanasana, is a balancing pose that helps to strengthen the upper body and core. Here’s how to perform this pose:
- Begin seated on the ground with your legs extended in front of you.
- Place your hands on the ground beside your hips, fingers pointing towards your feet.
- Inhale and lift your hips off the ground, straightening your arms and bringing your body into an inverted V shape.
- Lift your right leg off the ground, straightening it behind you and aligning it with your left leg.
- Hold the pose for a few deep breaths, then slowly lower your hips and return to a seated position.
- Repeat on the other side.
The main benefit of this exercise is to open up the front of the body. This can be very invigorating and help with fatigue and stress. It also strengthens the core, arms, legs and chest.
Have poor circulation? Experiencing hip pain or text neck? Reverse table top yoga is the answer! Not only can this pose stimulate your brain and improve blood flow, it’s also perfect for beginners who want to increase their flexibility.
Additionally, those experiencing pregnancy-related discomfort can benefit from reversing into the posture too – plus, you’ll get an effective lower back toning session in as well! So why not incorporate reverse table top before moving onto more challenging poses today?