How to: Yoga Push-Up
Primary Muscles Used:Shoulders, Arms, Anterior Deltoid, Lateral Deltoid, Triceps
Exercise Families:Vertical Push
- Starting on all fours, elevate your hips to create an inverted ‘V-shape’. With knees slightly bent, press your heels into the mat and tilt your tailbone upward. Open your chest and create space between your shoulders and ears by drawing your shoulder blades down and back. This is your starting position.
- Inhale. Exhale. Slowly lower your head down towards your hands to sweep your nose, chin and chest along the mat, ensuring that your elbows remain in close contact with the sides of your body.
- Inhale. Extend your arms and push your torso and legs away from the mat. Turn your feet over one at a time so that the tops of your feet are resting on the mat.
- Exhale. Turn your feet over one at a time so that the balls of your feet are resting on the mat. Elevate your hips to create an inverted ‘V-shape’. With knees slightly bent, press your heels into the mat and tilt your tailbone upward to return to the starting position. Create space between your shoulders and ears by drawing your shoulder blades down and back. Repeat for the specified number of repetitions.
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