Shoulder Pressing Posture (Bhujapidasana)


Shoulder Pressing Posture (Bhujapidasana) is the first arm balance posture we practice in the Ashtanga Primary series. It will test your strength and flexibility and will help strengthen the hands, wrists, and abdominal muscles. Sanskrit (boo-JAH-pee-DAHS-anah) bhuja = arm, shoulder pida = pressure

Avoid/Contraindications:

Injuries in your wrist, elbow, lower back, or shoulder.


Modifications:

  • Try to practice putting weight into your hands by bending the knees, tucking the tailbone down, and keeping the w