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Shoulder Press Pose

Angle-Based Images: Shoulder Press Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Shoulder Press Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Shoulder Press Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Shoulder Press Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Shoulder Press Pose Video
Shoulder Press Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin in a forward fold with soft knees and feet just wider than hips distance apart.
Shoulder Press Pose: Step 2
Step 2 From inside of your legs, take a hold of the back of your ankles with your hands, and wiggle your shoulders underneath your knees.
Shoulder Press Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Place your hands on the ground behind your heels, fingertips facing your heels, wrist creases in one long line, and bend your knees. Make a shelf for your legs with your arms and sit on your upper arms/shoulders, you can slightly bend your elbows to do so.
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Shoulder Press Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Cross your ankles, squeeze your thighs into your shoulders, look forward, and lift your heels off of the ground. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths.

Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

Place your hands on blocks for a slightly more accessible option.

Tips

Do not attempt this pose if you have any wrist or shoulder ailments. Those with high blood pressure should avoid this pose.

Benefits

Strengthens arms, shoulders, wrists, inner thighs, and core. Opens upper back and shoulders. This pose is said to balance the digestive and nervous systems of the body, and to help increase circulation.

Modifications

To deepen the pose, straighten your arms and arch your upper back.

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