Bhujapidasana - Shoulder Pressing Pose

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Anatomy

Ankle-Dorsiflexion, Elbow-Extension, Hip-Abduction, Hip-External Rotation, Knee-Flexion, Shoulders-Extension, Spine-Flexion, Wrist-Extension

Intensity

50

Position

Seated-Arm balance

Benefits

Builds strength in wrists, hands, arms, chest, shoulders, and upper back. Strengthens the core and opens the hips and pelvis. Tones the abdominal muscles. Improves balance.

Contraindications

Wrist, shoulder, hip or back conditions.

Description

This is an intermediate arm-balancing posture that strengthens the upper body and improves balance.

Preparations for the pose include hip opening poses, arm and core strengthening poses such as crow chaturanga.

If there is difficulty in balancing, you can choose not to interlock the ankles. Blocks can also be used to raise the height for easier lifting.

Variations for the pose can practise Tittibhasana, the firefly pose with knees straightened and legs outstretched.