Day 2 – Shoulder Opener

We are off to a fantastic start to the shoulder opening challenge. My shoulders are already starting to feel better. What about yours?

Today we are focusing on an oldie, but a goodie. Thread the needle. This pose can be seen in a yin class or a power yoga class if they are working you up to a pose where open shoulders are a must. Follow along to the video to get into Thread the needle.

  1. Thread the needle
  • Start in table top (on your hands and knees) and shift your hips back towards your heels with your arms stretched out in front of you as if you are reaching for something.
  • Forehead is lightly placed on the ground and glutes resting on your heels
  • Should feel a nice stretch in hips and groin; if hips are tight it may feel a little uncomfortable, but breath through it
  • Then bring your right arm to the opposite side using the space between your chest and your belly. Then do the opposite side.

How did this particular pose feel to you? I really like this one because not only am I opening my shoulders, but also my hips too!

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