Our shoulders are one of the largest and most ignored joints in the body. Check out these 5 beginner yoga poses for open shoulders to help maintain strength and flexibility in those joints. Click through for a FREE poster with more modifications.
Many students often ask me how to stretch and open the #shoulders and how to increase strength and flexibility in their shoulder rotation, which is so vital for so many asanas like backbends, inversions and arm balance. #PuppyPose is one of my favorite since it feels like a perfect mix between child's pose (Balasana) and downward facing dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana). Here I show one way to modify this #asana with the use of two blocks, which you can play with different levels of high. Rest…
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Erica Tenga on Instagram: "If you're trying to get your Pincha Mayurasana, my best suggestion is to #slay at your Dolphin Pose first. Not just strength wise but also flexibility wise. Your heels don't have to touch the floor but it does help if the length of your dolphin can be as short as possible while maintaining a straight line from the elbows, to shoulders, to tailbone. This just ensures shoulder and hamstring flexibility which helps makes Pincha Mayurasana easier"
YOGA SEQUENCE FOR TIGHT SHOULDERS & UPPER BACK A lot of you asked for a sequence for the back and shoulders so here is one with props - BLOCK ASSIST Lie on floor, legs bent or straight is up to you. Place a block on its skinny side horizontally under the shoulder blades. Think sports bra location. You can change the block height in accordance to your body but overtime it will get easier to go higher