Yoga Inversions: Your Guide to Going Upside Down (Paperback)

Yoga Inversions: Your Guide to Going Upside Down By Kat Heagberg Rebar, Dianne Bondy (Foreword by), Andrea Killam (Photographs by) Cover Image
By Kat Heagberg Rebar, Dianne Bondy (Foreword by), Andrea Killam (Photographs by)
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An approachable, user-friendly guide to inversions of all kinds for anyone who wants to try going upside down, featuring 85 practices that explore the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of yoga.

Learn to hop into a handstand, do a forearm stand with blocks⁠—and even appreciate legs up the wall in new ways with this comprehensive and accessible guide to inversions in yoga.

Kat Heagberg Rebar offers an easy-to-follow guide with 175 beautiful color photos. For each pose Kat offers adaptations, challenging variations, and everything in between. She also shares options to prepare safely and practices to build strength. In addition to teaching the physical practice of inversions, Rebar addresses the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of this often-challenging practice. 

Yoga Inversions offers a progressive, biomechanically sound, inclusive, step-by-step approach to anyone who wants to try being upside down, and includes: 

  • Downward dog and dolphin variations to set you up for success
  • Innovative prop tips
  • Handstand preps and drills 
  • Tips for stepping, jumping, hopping, and pressing into handstand 
  • Handstand against the wall and away from the wall
  • Forearm stand, headstand, and shoulderstand variations 
  • Customizable practices to help you reach your goals
  • And much more

About the Author

KAT HEAGBERG REBAR (eRYT-500) (she/her/they/them) has been teaching yoga since 2005. Kat is the Department Chair of Yoga Studies at Pacific College of Health and Science, the former editor in chief of Yoga International, and co-author of Yoga Where You Are with Dianne Bondy (Shambhala, 2020). Kat has training in many different yoga schools and styles including alignment-based traditions, vinyasa yoga, and prenatal and postpartum practices. Kat also spent several years living, working, and teaching at a yoga ashram where, in addition to asana, she studied Sanskrit, Ayurveda, Tantric and Classical yoga philosophy, and yogic meditation.

Praise For…

“Inversions are equal parts inspiring and intimidating. Kat’s effort to bring an accessible entry into this fun and challenging part of the yoga practice opens the door for everyone who is drawn to turn their world upside down. For every student that dreams of an inversion but has no idea where to start, this book is valuable resource.”—Kino MacGregor, author of Get Your Yoga On
“The clever strategies in this book for adapting and supporting one’s practice of inversions are exactly what I wish I’d had at the beginning of my yoga journey! This is an invaluable resource for new and experienced students and teacher alike.”—Rocky Heron, E-RYT 500
“I love how this book meets you where you are and is designed to progress your inversion practice at whatever pace you need. Teachers will also learn tangible skills for planning their classes and progressing their own inversion practices. The book also includes practice grids that include the sets, reps, and timing for the conditioning drills needed to improve inversions. This is your one-stop shop for nailing inversions!”—Trina Altman, NPCP, E-RYT 500, YACEP, Creator, Pilates Deconstructed® and Yoga Deconstructed

“Kat Rebar's new book truly demystifies inversions in an accessible and in an easy-to-follow conversational way.  I love how Rebar encapsulates in this book everything I wish I had known about inversions when I started my journey.  I highly recommend Rebar's book for yoga teachers and practitioners, and I wish I had this amazing resource at the start of my yoga journey. It is now one that I will be coming back to again and again.”—Donna Noble, author of Teaching Body Positive Yoga
“Kat Rebar’s abiding love of going upside down shines through every page of Yoga Inversions. Readers will benefit from her deep understanding of physiology and her masterful sequencing as she invites them to begin where they are and then gently encourages them to explore what’s possible. Yoga Inversions is a true gift to the yoga world from a wise, creative, and delightful teacher.”—Linda Sparrowe, author of Yoga Mama

Product Details
ISBN: 9781645471004
ISBN-10: 1645471004
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication Date: August 22nd, 2023
Pages: 224
Language: English