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4 Yoga Stretches To Strengthen Your Upper Body

Reverse Prayer Yoga

Reverse Prayer Yoga

Arm And Shoulder Yoga Stretches

Anyone with shoulder or arm injuries knows how difficult simple daily tasks can be. Luckily, there are many yoga stretches for arms and shoulders that can help to strengthen your upper body. After warming up, try these poses on each side of your body.

  1. Savasana with Cactus Arms – lie on your back with your arms in Cactus to stretch out your rotator cuff and pectoral muscles.
  2. Eagle Pose – use this pose to stretch the rhomboids, which is the muscle between your shoulder blades. Wrap your left leg over your right, and right arm over your left. As you press your palms together, squeeze your inner thighs tight.
  3. Reverse Prayer – to open up your chest, stretch your arms out to both sides and reach them behind your back. Let your palms fit together in prayer position with your fingers facing up.
  4. Side Plank – from a traditional plank pose, shift your weight onto one hand and roll your entire body to that side. Stack your ankles, knees, and hips on top of each other. Reach your top arm to the sky, forming a line from your planted wrist to the top of your fingers.

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