#WellnessWednesday - Yoga for Life: Week 56

 

Wellness Wednesday 56: Dolphin Pose / Ardha Pincha Mayurasana

Benefits:

Strengthening pose.

Stretches shoulders, hamstrings, and calves.

Can help calm brain, relieving stress.

Can relieve symptoms of menopause.

Foundation & General Alignment:

Start on hands and knees, lower onto forearms and bring body up like downward dog.

Weight is evenly distributed on forearms and feet.

Heels are on ground.

Legs are as straight as available.

Tummy is pulled in, not hanging out.

Back is not rounded.

Head is in natural position.

Common problems:

Heels are up off ground.

Back is rounded.

Modifications:

Bend knees a lot to help straighten back and keep heels on ground.

Can put heels on wall for better alignment.

 

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