Fixing Arms in Place for Anantasana and Vasisthasana Adaptations
Often, there is more focus on moving the arms, pushing or pulling with the arms. This session explores the hidden power in fixing the arms in place – this stabilises the shoulders and indeed, the entire upper back – in standing asanas, and works up towards bearing weight on the shoulders and arms.
Level: Experienced Beginner, Intermediate
Props required: blocks, belt, access to a wall
Tag words: 90mins anantasana arms lateral shoulder health shoulders side body upper back vasisthasana
Those with wrist and shoulder weakness/ injury are advised caution when bearing weight on the wrists.
Although some of the actions in this session strengthen the shoulders, those with shoulder injuries are advised caution in weight bearing on the shoulders.