Adho Mukha Vrksasana (handstand, downward facing tree pose) modification This modification allows individuals who have difficulty coming up into handstand to truly feel and experience this asana. Aside from the obvious benefits of this pose i.e.; strenghtening of the wrist, arms, shoulders, and abdominals, this pose is very beneficial for the heart. It invigorates the cardiovascular system without creating tremendous movement in the body like jogging or running. With this asana you can bring an increased circulation to the heart muscles without irritating or making the heart pump more quickly. It rejuvenates the heart muscles.