Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

This is the seated mountain pose. Sit comfortably in padmasana. Make sure your back is erect and relaxed and your neck is long and not stiff. Raise your hands above your head and interlock your fingers and turn your palms towards the sky. Press upwards through your hands so that you are stretching through your upper body, shoulder blades and floating ribs. Breathe evenly here as you hold the pose for about thirty seconds. Then slowly come out of the pose by unlinking your hands and bringing them back down.

Precaution:  Who having knee pain should not practice this pose.

Benefits: remove stiffness in the shoulders.  Helps movement and to develop the chest.  Abdominal organs are drawn in and the chest opens fully.

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