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In today’s YouTube video, I’m sharing an upper body strength exercise you can incorporate into your vinyasa practice to help complement your physical yoga practice and help support your posture as well. For this exercise, you may want to use a pair of light dumbbells, or a set of wooden yoga blocks will work as well.
Stand with your feet a little wider than hip distance, and brace gently through your core. Rotate the arms externally, so your palms are pointed away from you, and lift the arms laterally. Then, slowly lower the arms. You can do this for 5-8 reps at the beginning of each vinyasa you do in your practice. When done consistently, you should see an improvement in your upper body strength - particularly in the upper back, shoulders and biceps.
Give it a try and let us know how it goes, and don’t forget to follow @Namaslay_strength, where we are sharing more ways you can incorporate strength moves into your practice.