Street art in Sweden by artist MOGUL "Maybe if I look upside down the world will turn out right"
Upside down boy is practicing Adho Mukha Svanasana. Also known as downward facing dog. Upside down boy is practicing a variation of the pose, by using one arm. This is a great way to improve balance. We do this by feeling our sense of gravity by finding and stabilizing our foundation. If we don't stabilize, the sense of gravity can wander off.
Downward dog stretches the hamstrings, ankles, and shoulders, elongates the spine, strengthens the arms and legs and calms the mind while energizing the body.
Downward dog is an inversion. This just means being upside down. Going upside down is great way to see and feel things in a new light. If you paint a picture and turn the picture upside down, you will see new lines, shapes and colors you may not have seen before. It is the same picture, just a new perspective.
It is beneficial to go upside down once a day so as to see your world in a new way. We are all afraid to go or look at things upside down at first. This is because it can be scary to see things differently. Fear keeps us from going upside down. But we need to remember that we are all in the same boat, the same world, the same community. We all want to see and feel things in peace, love and happiness. Embrace the change. The change you want for the better. Acknowledge the picture upside down, and share the different angles and stories that may exist and stabilize our foundation. Create with art, create with music, create with words, create with yoga. Create and share.
Guru Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati used to say, " the world is upside down and yoga will set it straight"