#WellnessWednesday - Yoga for Life: Week 41

Sarvangasana / Shoulder stand

Benefits:

Can help relieve stress and mild depression.

Helps reduce fluid retention in your legs and feet.

Can also help relieve symptoms of menopause.

Tones legs and butt.

Foundation & General Alignment:

The base consists of the back of your upper arms, shoulders, and the back of your head.

Your elbows should be shoulders' distance apart.

Press base firmly into ground.

Hands are pressing flat onto your back, lift your legs above your head. At this point you can walk your hand higher or lower on your back depending on what feels comfortable.

Do not flatten your neck on the ground. Keep a natural curve.

Pelvis is in a neutral position.

Keep legs active.

Common Problems:

Most at risk is your neck and low back.

Flat neck.

Elbows being too far apart.

Modifications:

Place 2-4 blankets under your shoulders.

Rest feet on a chair.

Place belt around elbows to keep them from sliding.

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