Pie in the Sky Yogini: Bicepts!

Ever wonder how hard your bicepts work in yoga postures? Let me tell you they are putting in their time. Just to note when the bicepts contract, the forearm rotates and two actions occur; palms rotate upward and the elbow flexes. When the bicepts are tight poses such as purvottanasana and Sarvangasna become challenging.

When you take the pose of reverse plank for example, the bicepts will stretch while the posterior section of the deltoids will contract. Whereas in shoulder stand or seated forward fold the bicepts will contract. Many times we forget that if a pose such as the aforementioned ones feel uncomfortable it is because our bicepts are not feeling the love. Take time to stretch out your arms and wrists before delving into these poses.


Mary Jane


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