Top 4 Postures to increase flexibility and upper body strength:
Down dog -- As a beginner it's one of the first inversions we regularly encounter.
Dolphin -- A cousin to down dog this pose emphasizes the healthy (and demanding) shoulder blade wrap while relaxing the neck. The armpit and chest muscle connections are increased while flexibility is gained!
Down dog on the wall -- Step your down dog up the wall at a 90 degree angle to align hips over shoulders over wrists. Keep pressing the mat away with straight, strong arms, and reaching your chest toward the wall. Great shoulder opener too!
Dolphin on the wall -- Just like DD on the wall but from the forearms. This pose builds toward Forearm balance -- one of the more iconic inversions!
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