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Yoga Pose of the Week: Supported Shoulderstand (Salamba Sirsasana)
*Note: The best way to start practicing this posture is with a wall behind you. It allows you to feel supported while still being able to practice. *Pointers: Elbows should rest on the ground shoulder-width distance apart; hands clasp together behind your head; crown of the head is pressed into the floor; straighten your legs and walk your feet as close to your elbows as you can get (creating a V-shape with your body); engage your core as you begin to lift both legs at the same time (or bend your knees as you hop off the floor and then straighten them) Benefits: -Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression -Stimulates the pituitary and pineal glands -Builds strength in the shoulders, neck, and core -Strengthens the arms, legs, spine, and lungs -Tones the abdominal organs -Improves digestion -Helps relieve menopause symptoms -Reverses the effects of gravity on the lungs, diaphragm and skin
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