#Wellness Wednesday - Yoga For Life: Week 79

#Wellness Wednesday - Yoga For Life: Week 79

-by Kelsey Skrinde | 10/11/2017 |

Upward Facing Two Foot Staff Pose/Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana

Benefits:

  • Opens chest.
  • Stretches shoulders, arms, and front of body.
  • Improves balance.
  • Starter pose for Wheel pose.

Foundation & General Alignment:

  • Can start in wheel or laying flat on back. Bend arms at the elbows and place hands flat on ground.
  • Legs are straight with feet pointing away.
  • Arms are shoulders width apart.
  • Shoulders are engaged, push through armpits for deepest stretch.
  • Head can either be on ground or held up. If not resting on ground keep neck relaxed and facing forward.
  • Legs are straight and engaged.
  • Toes are pointing outward.
  • Feet can be together or apart.

Common Problems:

  • Legs are bent at the knee.
  • Head is bent backward, causing neck not to be straight.
  • Arms are wider than shoulders’ width.

Modifications:

  • Hands can be flat on ground or balled up.
  • Knees can be bent if full pose is not available.

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