#Wellness Wednesday - Yoga For Life: Week 75

#Wellness Wednesday - Yoga For Life: Week 75

-by Kelsey Skrinde | 09/13/2017 |

Shoulder Pressing Pose/Bhujapidasana

Benefits:

  • Strengthens shoulders.
  • Improves balance.
  • Can also help tone belly.

Foundation & General Alignment:

  • Start sitting on butt, bring legs around arms and hook feet together and lift bottom up.
  • To strengthen shoulders you must lift with the shoulders, to do this you have to push downward with your shoulders for the extra lift.
  • Keep body toned.
  • You should be using your core to lift your knees off the ground.
  • Keep your shoulders away from your ears.
  • Neck is evenly extended, head is looking forward.

Common Problems:

  • Legs are not completely lifted.
  • Shoulders are not being used for extra lift.

Modifications:

  • Feet do not have to be hooked together.
  • Can also be done on blocks for added height.

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