1. Sit in any comfortably erect position. Hold the strap and straighten your arms forward. As you inhale, move your arms up
until they are overhead, and exhale as you bring them down behind you.
2. Coordinate this movement with your breathing, making the movement smooth. Make sure the strap is sufficiently long and your hands sufficiently far apart, so that you can keep your arms straight. If you cannot keep your arms straight, lengthen the strap.
3. The idea is to circumscribe as large a circle as possible with your hands as they go up and over. Therefore, at every given moment you are stretching outward through your arms in the direction they are pointing.
where can i get a strap?
why is there no animation on this page?
You don''t need a formal strap - use a scarf, t-shirt, whatever.
Great and very relaxing
Be very careful with this exercise. Those who suffer from frequent shoulder dislocations/subluxations should approach this exercise only under the guidance of a physiotherapist as these movements can tend to result in a painful shoulder dislocation. Tks.
How can you do that? I can''t bring my arms down behind me.
Do the hands go as far for everyone as shown in the animation?
Tazi, mine certainly don''t go down that far! I just do it as far as possible, I figure I''ll be able to get further down when I''m nicely stretched and bendy from all my yoga!
how much time we take during each exercise
This is not possible if you have a partially frozen shoulder area.
I tried this exercise. It is really effective
These are all the Yoga Poses covered in this section:
|3:||Revolved Triangle Pose|
|4:||Crescent Moon Pose|
|5:||Warrior Pose I|
|6:||Warrior Pose II|
|7:||Warrior Pose III|
|8:||Wide-legged Forward Bend|
|9:||Chair Pose I|
|10:||Chair Pose II|
|11:||Standing Forward Bend|
|12:||Downward Facing Dog Pose|
|13:||Revolved Side Angle Pose|
|14:||Hands to Feet Pose|
|15:||Standing Side Stretch Pose|
|16:||Spread Leg Forward Fold|
|18:||Half Moon Pose|
|19||Sun Salutation Pose|
|20:||Spread Leg Forward Fold|
|23:||Seated Forward Bend|
|26:||Full Boat Pose|
|27:||Half Spinal Twist|
|29:||Leg Reclining Lunge|
|30:||Leg to Side Pose|
|32:||Single Leg Raises|
|33:||Double Leg Raise|
|34:||Wind Relieving Pose|