Urdhva Dhanurasana – Weekly Advanced Class 187

Focus: Improving shoulder mobility in urdhva dhanurasana. For urdhva dhanurasana to be a balanced pose it needs simultaneous mobility from multiple regions of the body. The ability to spread the workload of the pose among the legs, lower back, upper back, shoulders and arms can bring a sense of lightness and ease to a pose that can otherwise feel heavy and strenuous. Generally in yoga poses, when one part of the body is under working, another part of the body will be over working. This is particularly the case with the relationship between the shoulders and the lower back in urdhva dhanurasana. Finding extra space for your shoulders can help to remove the risk of strain on your lumbar spine. This class helps you to improve shoulder mobility whilst practicing urdhva dhanurasana. It includes techniques and variations that will assist you to bypass shoulder stiffness and create a more balanced and composed asana.

Key Poses: Urdhva dhanurasana.

Equipment: Mat, chair, bolster, blanket, 2 blocks.

Level: Advanced

Duration: 35 min




  1. Di

    Thanks Fiona, pleased to hear you enjoyed the class.

  2. Fiona R

    Thanks Rod. I liked the way this class focused on the shoulder action in Urdhva Dhanurasana.

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