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How do I practice the yoga shoulder stand?

To perform the yoga shoulder stand follow these steps:

 1: Lie down with your back on a Yoga Mat.

 2: Your shoulders should lie on the edge and your head rests on the mat. Your legs are drawn in and still stand on the mat.

 3: Lift your hips off the floor and bring your legs up, over and beyond your head.

4: At this point, lift your back and move your legs further beyond your head.

5: Straighten your spine and keep your back straight. Move your hands toward your back.

6: Place your arms against your upper back and try to place your hands as near as possible to the shoulder blades. Try to place your elbows at shoulder-width. If you cannot do this, put them at a somewhat wider distance from each other. If you want, you can use a belt to keep the arms together.

7: Push your back upwards with your hands. You will get a force upwards coming from the seventh neck-vertebra.

Use your hands to push the back forward with the result that it gets narrower and straighter and there is an increased pressure on your shoulders. At the same time, this requires more power of the muscles of the lower back. Rest your weight on the back side of the shoulders. See to it that you do not bend the upper back and the chest.

8: Lift up your legs, one at a time, and see to it that the pelvis is placed straight over your back and your hands. Your legs are placed a little forward. Divide the weight of your legs between the hands and the shoulders. Build up strength in the upper lower back and give space to your chest and shoulder muscles.

A slight bending of the legs sees to it that the back remains straight and that the dynamism from the sacrum and the hip is maintained.

Wait until your shoulders start to relax more. Try to increase the right dynamism through the angle of the legs and via the hands.

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