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Wrapping shoulders

Ann in Warrior I variation, also called High Lunge or Crescent Lunge.

In many yoga positions you are reminded to wrap your shoulders, whether in Downward Facing Dog, Warrior I, High Lunge, Crescent Lunge, etc.

I have noticed when I am on the spin bike if I wrap my shoulders it prevents me from bringing my shoulders up to my ears. Wrapping my shoulders keeps my upper body relaxed while spinning, especially when I am climbing, working on endurance or sprinting.

In Forrest Yoga we work a lot of abs. Kristin really emphasizes us wrapping our shoulders during the abs practice. A fews weeks ago during my regular Saturday abs class I decided to wrap my shoulders. I was amazed at the results. I was able to crunch higher and deeper.

Who knew that such a small move like wrapping my shoulders could help me in so many of my exercise routines.

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  1. Josh Lee Says:

    Wrapping shoulders? I am intrigued by this… especially if it helps with crunches. To the internets to learn more!