Yoga term of the week: Inversions

Welcome to our weekly series dedicated to helping you navigate the confusing lingo of yoga. Beginner or not, this ‘yoga dictionary’ will be here every Tuesday to quench your curiosity about a new, bizarre yogi word.

This week’s term:


In the most basic sense, inversions are all of those poses where your body is ‘inverted’… i.e. upside down. The group of postures includes headstands, shoulder-stands, handstands, etc. Prepare for a headrush, y’all.

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What yoga lingo confuses you? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll feature it in this series! For a full list, head to our yoga dictionary.