Two-Legged Inverted Staff Pose

Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana

Two-Legged Inverted Staff Pose, or Upward Facing Two-Foot Staff Pose is an advanced backbending posture. It requires great shoulder and back flexibility, and provides a deep stretch to the entire front of the body. This pose has variations in which one leg and/or one arm is raised. The Sanskrit name of the pose Dvi Pada Viparita Dandasana comes from dwi pada:' two-legged', viparita:' inverted', danda: 'staff', and asana: 'posture'.