We also practiced what I was calling over the shoulder shoulder holder (pictured to the left). A student told me another teacher calls it a backpack. So I am now calling it over the shoulder shoulder holder backpack.
We practiced the pictured “pose” after we had prepped the body to moved into a modified and supported handstand and practiced the handstand (if the student chose to do so).
I decided to sport the over the shoulder shoulder holder backpack recently while sitting at my desk/laptop for several hours to see how I felt, if that was accessible for my body, if it helped with my posture, etc.
I was surprised to find it fairly comfortable (I’m not saying it felt like soft and billowy cotton candy or anything).
What I felt in my body when I set up this way (and I got similar feedback from my students as well) is my posture … Continue reading