Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

Should We Squeeze The Shoulder Blades Together In Upward Dog?

Yes, squeezing the shoulder blades together in Upward Dog (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana) helps to stabilize the shoulder girdle and creates more space in the chest for deeper breathing. It also helps to strengthen the muscles between the shoulder blades, which can help to improve posture and reduce neck and shoulder pain. However, it is important to avoid excessive tension in the neck and shoulders, and to maintain a lengthened neck and a relaxed jaw. So, it is recommended to engage the shoulder blades moderately and avoid any strain or tension.

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