Xxxvsalamba Sarvangasana Shoulderstand

Salamba=supported Sarva=all Anga=body Begin from a lying down position.

1. Inhale, lift legs upward.

2. Exhale, lift legs over head, toes to floor. Place hands on back as close to shoulders as possible. Walk elbows in towards each other. Chin to chest.

3. Inhale, raise legs directly over head, supporting back with arms and hands, work the hands farther down the back closer to the shoulders with elbows close together. Relax your face!

Drishti: toes.

Hold for 5-8 breaths and gradually increase to 25.

Modified: keep most of the weight on arms and elbows, bend knees if neck feels compressed. Use padding under shoulders if you have any neck problems.

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