#Wellness Wednesday - Yoga For Life: Week 69

#Wellness Wednesday - Yoga For Life: Week 69

-by Kelsey Skrinde | 08/08/2017 |

Supported Shoulder Stand/Sarvangasana

Benefits:

  • Tones legs.
  • Stretches shoulders and neck.
  • Can help improve digestion.
  • Calms brain and helps reveal stress and depression.

Foundation & General Alignment:

  • Start in bridge pose, place hands on low back.
  • Slowly lift feet off ground and bring them over head.
  • Foundation is backs of arms, upper back, and head.
  • Entire body is engaged.
  • Legs are not straight up into air, feet are either pointed or flexed.
  • Shoulders are back and away from ears.
  • Make sure to keep a natural curve in the neck.

Common Problems:

  • Arms are too wide, not shoulder width apart.
  • Neck is flat on ground.
  • Holding breath.

Modifications:

  • For more advanced pose legs can be straight up in air.
  • Knees can be bent to help with balance.

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