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 have eaten a large meal in the last hour