Yoga Supported Shoulder Stand

The Supported Shoulder Stand pose is an inversion that is often included at the end of a yoga practice in order to encourage cleansing blood flow throughout the body. Beginners may have difficulty and should look at wall assisted options before attempting this.


Sanskrit: Salamba Sarvangasana
Type: Inversion
Level: Intermediate

  • Start by down with your arms extended alongside your body.
  • On an exhale, engage your core and lift the legs towards the sky.
  • Press your palms firmly into the ground, raising the hips off the floor and extending the legs towards the space behind your head, entering Plow Pose.
  • Keeping your elbows on the mat, move your hands to your lower back for support.
  • Begin to lift your legs, pointing them straight to the sky and engaging the core. All of your weight should be in your shoulder blades.
  • Press the back of your neck into the floor and focus on maintaining steady breaths. Hold this position for up to one minute.

Calories Burned in 15 minutes

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  • Calories Burned in 40 minutes

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  • Calories Burned in 45 minutes

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  • Calories Burned in 1 hour 15 mins

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  • Calories Burned in 1 hour 30 mins

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  • Calories Burned in 2 hours

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