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Thread the Needle Pose

Angle-Based Images: Thread The Needle Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Thread The Needle Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Thread The Needle Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Thread The Needle Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Thread The Needle Pose Video
Thread the Needle Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin on all fours.
Thread the Needle Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Reach your right arm underneath your body, to the left.
Thread the Needle Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Release your right shoulder and right temple to the ground. Your hips will sink back a bit toward your heels.
Thread the Needle Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Allow your left hand to stay where it is, or crawl it a bit to the right on the ground over to your head. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths, then repeat on the other side.
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Progressions & Variations

Tips

Not recommended for those with knee, shoulder, or neck maladies.

Benefits

Helps open your shoulders, neck, and back. Also thought to stimulate digestion.

Modifications

If you want to deepen the pose, bend the elbow of your lifted arm and take a half bind at the top of the opposite thigh.

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