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Shoulder Stand Pose

Angle-Based Images: Shoulder Stand Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Shoulder Stand Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Shoulder Stand Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Shoulder Stand Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Shoulder Stand Pose Video
Shoulder Stand Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Lie face up on the ground with knees bent, feet on the floor, and arms on either side.
Shoulder Stand Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Soften your knees and press your arms into the ground to reach feet up toward the ceiling and then back behind you any amount that feels good on your neck to your plow pose.
Shoulder Stand Pose: Step 3
Step 3 From Plow, place your hands on your lower back for support and try to keep your elbows about shoulder-width apart.
Shoulder Stand Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Soften through knees and, one at a time, reach your feet toward the ceiling, lengthening legs when you feel comfortable. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths. To come out, soften knees back toward forehead, come back to plow, and, using arms as brakes, slowly lower back onto the mat one vertebrae at a time.
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Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

Keep your knees bent until you feel comfortable lengthening your legs.

Tips

Not recommended for pregnant women, or those with high blood pressure, asthma, or any neck or shoulder ailments.

Benefits

Is alleged to stimulate the thyroid gland, relieve stress and depression and stimulate digestion. Opens the shoulders and neck. Strengthens legs, glutes, arms, and core.

Modifications

To make this easier on your neck, fold one or two thick blankets under your body so that your head rests just off the blankets on the floor, and your shoulders and arms are on the blankets.

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