Starting Position:

on the shoulders and chest

coordinated with the movement

5 times

Stand with legs slightly apart. Relax the shoulders. Keeping the arms straight raise them forward to shoulder height and bring the palms together. >Inhaling move the arms sideways turning the palms to face backwards. >Exhaling return the arms to the front and bring the palms together.

Stretches and strengthens the muscles of the chest and shoulders, as well as the muscles of the shoulder blades and thoracic spine. Helps to counteract a rounded back and encourages chest breathing.

Asana is included in the following categories:
Asanas and Exercises to Stretch the Thoracic Spine and Counteract a Rounded Back
Asanas and Exercises to Strengthen Arms and Shoulders