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Beginner Yoga Challenge:
Shoulder Pressure Pose

Performed by Marin Jayden

Benefits of the Shoulder Pressure Pose: Tones the abdomen muscles, improves balance and strengthens the arms and wrists.

  • Start with a wide-knee squat with your feet less than shoulders width apart.
  • Move your torso slightly forward between your inner thighs.
  • Keep your torso low and raise your hips until the thighs are almost parallel to the floor.
  • Try to get your upper left arm and shoulder as much as possible under the back of your left thigh and just above the knee.
  • Put your left hand just outside of your left foot on the floor.
  • Do the same with the right, you will notice your back start to curve.
  • Slowly shift the weight holding your body from your feet to your hands.
  • Squeeze the outer arms with your thighs and cross your ankles.
  • Look forward and hold for 30 seconds.

Modifications: If need be, you can use a block under your buttocks for added support.

Shoulder Pressure Pose

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