Stick Pose


Lie back with a sandbag nearby. Straighten your legs and press them together. Reach strongly through your heels. Reach your arms along the ground above your head, and place a sandbag on your palms and wrists. If this is difficult on your shoulders, place your hands on a folded blanket instead. Your rib cage moves with your arms as you anchor your pelvis with your extended legs. This posture helps you feel the full length of your torso. It opens your shoulders and upper chest, and creates space in your hip joints. Stay for 3–5 minutes, breathing naturally.