Photo #3: Finally, pressing the back of the head and tailbone into the mat even stronger and actually lifting the shoulders off the mat and the heart is pressing upwards and the tailbone down, elbows/arms help to stabilize this move as we really begin to feel the shoulder blades working hard to draw together underneath as we lift up with the chest.
This move encourages strong neck and upper back muscles. In fact, I’ve been told that regular practice of this movement will begin to alleviate any ‘roundness’ in the upper back…. Great for posture and for those of us reaching a certain age, where we have the tendency to develop more of a hump in the upper back. OK ladies… let’s practice this often! Have a great spring weekend and keep working out, so we can keep pulling those ever present weeds in our gardens.