on the shoulders and the chest
coordinated with the movement
Stand with legs slightly apart. The back is straight and relaxed. >Inhaling raise straight arms sideways to shoulder height. >Exhaling cross arms above the head. >Inhaling lower arms to shoulder height. >Exhaling lower arms to sides, returning to the starting position.
Especially of benefit for people who work for long periods in a sitting position. This Asana relaxes the shoulders, stretches the muscles of the chest and strengthens the back. It also encourages deep breathing, particularly into the sides of the chest. It calms and balances the mind.
Asana is included in the following categories:
Asanas and Exercises to Strengthen the Lungs and Deepen the Breath
Asanas and Exercises to Relax Shoulders and Increase Shoulder Mobility
Asanas and Exercises to Calm and Balance the Nervous System