Not only strong but healthy and flexible shoulders are needed in a functional life. Fit shoulders are required to perform our favorite sports; either it is crossfit, climbing, boxing, tennis, even when the power comes from the hips, we need healthy flexible shoulders to execute.
Today LIVE HEALTHILY EVER AFTER brings to you 3 yoga poses that will bring your shoulders flexibility to perform your favorite sport.
One drill that I am currently in love with is the one by now known introduced by Ido Portal as a challenge: The Hanging.
You can use Ido Portal’s hanging challenge to get started with basic shoulder mobility partterns. Ido created this 7 minutes hanging challenge is different variations: Passive, Active and Dynamic. I have done it with my legs routine and it has worked great. I use the break time by hanging. I got this routine from my hubby, he just like to use time productive, maybe that is why he is a student of Ido.
Moving on, I share with you the following yoga poses that do the work: the PYRAMID POSE/ SIDE INTENSE POSE (Parsvottanasana) the UPWARD PLANK POSE/ EASTERN FRONT INTENSE POSE (Purvottanasana) and the EAGLE POSE (Garudasana).
PYRAMID POSE/ INTENSE SIDE STRETCH (PARSVOTTANASANA)
It builds strength, stability and balance. Even though this pose has an intense hamstring stretching, it could also stretch intensely the shoulders and wrists. A hip opener that lengthens the spine and stimulates the digestive organs.
UPWARD PLANK POSE (PURVOTTANASANA)
It opens the chest and shoulders, builds and tones the core muscles, engages and establishes foundation in the pelvic zone, stretches the hamstrings.
Researches say that this asana opens up the path to the inner light on a spiritual level. They say that the heart is considered fragile, so practicing this asana allows the heart to open up, and allows the inner light to rise. In daily life we tend to set our limitations and mark our boundaries. This asana will open up the locks and helps us look beyond these fears and apprehensions. The strength formed in the arms, shoulders, and spine gives us the courage to break away from the darkness and shine.
EAGLE ARMS ON HERO POSE (GARUDASANA ON VIRASANA)
It stretches the shoulders, elbows and wrists and back. It releases shoulder pain.
SHOULDERS MOBILITY/ FLEXIBILITY ROUTINE
Do each pose 3x up to 8 breath in each side plus the hanging challenge.
Focus, breath and be still.
Not only strong but healthy and flexible shoulders are needed in a functional life. #flexiFriday series brings to you Shoulders.