Objective:

This pose opens the neck, chest and intercostal muscles between the ribs.

Target:

Neck, chest and intercostal muscles.

Safety Instructions and Technique:

Assume the starting position, sitting on the mat with your knees bent. Place a brick vertically, at the level of your upper back and close to your neck. Slowly lower your back towards the brick, until it is resting on it. Slowly drop your head back and hold the position for 3-5 breaths. Then return to the starting position by gently rolling your back.

Avoid if:

You suffer from migraines, back weakness, pregnancy or you've eaten a large meal in the last hour