Popular Yoga Position for Nerve Strength

Hatha Yoga Pose for Nerve Strength

Kundalini Yoga Posture to Tone the Nervous System

In kundalini yoga, although muscle strength is desired and developed, it is not considered real strength.  Nerve strength is considered real strength and the following yoga position is ideal for developing this much coveted power.

The following pose is again common to both hatha yoga and kundalini yoga and thus, is a part of both the e-books that are available on Mastery of Meditation.  The Free Online Hatha Yoga Poses Galleries and the Free Illustrated Kundalini Yoga Poses E-Book.

This posture has many names to it as well.  In hatha yoga, it is called Mountain Pose, while in kundalini yoga it is called Triangle Pose.  The pose is also commonly called Downward Facing Dog, which I will refer to it as.

In kundalini yoga, you might have noticed, I am always emphasizing building the health and fitness of the internal systems first and then allowing the greater flow of kundalini to take place.  This is opposed to directly opening the chakra points and forcing an increased flow of energy.  This approach, of building the system up and then allowing energy flow to increase, helps prevent problems with premature kundalini eruptions, as the body, especially the nervous system, is now able to handle the greater flow of energy without getting fried.

You can read the 10 Important Guidelines for Kundalini Yoga Practice and the following 2 articles for more details on how best to approach and practice kundalini yoga: Introduction to Kundailni Yoga and Kundalini Seven Chakra System Overview.  In addition, the following article discusses similar concepts:  The Top 3 Chakra Meditation Techniques.

Below you will find an illustration of hatha yoga Mountain Pose and details regarding this important yoga position.

Hatha Yoga Mountain Pose for Nerve Strength

Picture of Hatha Yoga Mountain Pose

 

 

Hatha Yoga Mountain Pose Practice Details:

a. Step-by-Step Instructions for Yoga Downward Facing Dog Position:

  • Essentially you are making an inverted V as shown above in the illustration.
  • Make sure you press your heels down towards the floor and press your head down towards the knees.
  • Your legs are parallel and knees locked and your arms are parallel with your elbows locked.
  • Press up with you buttocks to elongate both sides of this triangle.

b. Duration for Yoga Downward Facing Dog Position:

  • 15 seconds – 5 minutes.

c. Benefits of Yoga Downward Facing Dog Position:

  • Excellent yoga position to strengthen and build your nervous system.  Develops the nerves throughout your entire body, with extra focus on the arms, legs and spine.
  • This yoga pose also build arm strength and leg strength.
  • It promotes flexibility in the hamstrings, cavles, forearms and shoulders.
  • Good for the digestive system and overall energy of the body.

d. Practice Tips for Yoga Downward Facing Dog Position:

  • Take breaks in between if you are not strong enough to hold this position for prolonged periods of time.  Slowly as your arm strength increases, increase the time for the pose.
  • Use a mirror or have a picture taken of you while in this position, as that will really help you in mastering this pose.
  • It is good to stretch the shoulder first, before practicing this yoga posture.

Online Kundalini Yoga Kriyas Using Mountain Pose:

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19 replies
  1. Sanjay
    Sanjay says:

    My nerves are week, for this reason I’m facing too much headache. Could you please suggest anyone good idea to solve this problem.

    Reply
  2. gurpreet singh
    gurpreet singh says:

    mera nervous system weak hai.hands aur legs mai vibration rhti hai.meri diet good hai.but meri body ko diet nhi lgti.body mai energy ki kami rhti hai.koi yoga suggest kihiye jisse mujhe aaraam mile

    Reply
  3. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    Hi Richard,

    There are some differences in how various schools of yoga name the poses. So even within the same style, you can have some variations in the poses and names. Mountain is one such name, which is used for different poses, depending on the style / school.

    Best,
    Anmol

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  4. Richard
    Richard says:

    Hi
    Mountain pose or parvatasana is usually a completely different pose from downward facing dog. Is this nomenclature specific to kundalini yoga?

    Reply
  5. Shakeel
    Shakeel says:

    Hi, its a good page but let me share my thought.
    The pics of poses are pencil drawings, they should be
    real pictures.
    instructions for this pose does not tell from where you begin, how far the feets & the hands should be.
    very few people leave coments but that ok.
    the rest is fine, keep up the good work.
    thanks.

    Reply
  6. premium yoga mat
    premium yoga mat says:

    You say “full article for Downward Facing Dog – Hatha Yoga Pose”.
    I read it. It seems like a perfectly common DWFD to me. Is there something different I’v missed there, different from let’s say Ashtanga Yoga or Iyengar?

    Reply
  7. Shady
    Shady says:

    Hey, i’m shady i was searching yahoo for some nerve strength training program As I work out in the gym but unfortunately I was born with no strong nerves at all unlike other, I can carry weights in the gym but it takes me a long periods of time to develop my strength and use more weights.. so I want some advice from you.. about how to get my nervous system tough enough for “GYM” and body building..

    Thanks alot.. i’d be grateful if you sent me some information on my e-mail address

    Reply
  8. Nicole Becker
    Nicole Becker says:

    Thanks for this info about the different names of the “downward facing dog”. I have been trying to find the actual documents that call it “mountain” or “triangle”, both of which I much prefer to the dog reference. Any insights on the other “Upward facing dog” – is there another name for it?

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  9. Bendz
    Bendz says:

    Hi anmol,

    Useful posture. I think it must be useful for the people having nervous weakness.

    Enjoyable blog. Keep it up.

    Thanks for sharing.

    :-)

    Reply
  10. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    Hi Gretchen,

    Glad you are enjoying the website. Naming this pose was actually a bit of a challenge :-). You are right about the naming scheme, but this pose has different names depending on the source, some of which actually reference other poses, thus causing more confusion.

    I though have made some changes above, with regard to the Triangle Pose reference, as that is correctly coming from Kundalini Yoga Sikh Tradition (as opposed to Satyananda Kundalini Yoga Hindu Tradition).

    Thanks,
    Anmol

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  11. Gretchen
    Gretchen says:

    You have the name of the pose backwards…. It is referred to as Triangle Pose in Kundalini Yoga and as Downward Dog in Hatha yoga….

    by the way – your site is G R E A T! thank you :-)

    Reply

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