{shoulder stand}

{shoulder stand}

Shoulder stand stretches the neck, shoulders, and the throat. Lay down on your mat, stretch arms long beside you and press down into your palms. Use the core to lift legs and low back off the mat and bring hands to low back. Walk your hands down your back and straighten and stack the body. Working to bring your body in to a vertical position.

Push through feet and firm shoulder blades. Keep head still without looking side to side to protect the neck. You can place a folded blanket under the shoulders for support for the neck if you are uncomfortable.

From shoulder stand we traditionally move to plow pose. I like to start in plow pose to nail the support on my low back and lift into shoulder stand from there. Click the link for tips on plow pose from yoga journal.

http://www.yogajournal.com/pose/plow-pose/

 

 

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