Side Shoulderstand Flow
This Flow shows a really nice way to enter the Shoulderstand pose. The 2 forward bends before the Shoulderstand compliment the transition in.
In the seated forward bend make an effort to feel the same exact stretch in both legs. To really balance the legs hold this pose for at least 5 minutes. It is best to take your time and open up the body before Flowing fast but not always necessary.
Inhale and raise up with the upper body, bend the knees and roll back, rock with the body to align the spine and gently massage it.
It will be easier to perform this posture well if appropriate time has been spent in its previous version.
You may want to roll back into Plough pose but you will find the open leg version, simply called Reclined Angle Shoulderstand pose, to be a less strenuous alternative. It also sets you up for the next pose well.
Place the right hand under the right hip. Extend the left leg out to the right diagonally down and the right leg sideways and to the right.
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Urdhva Mukha Paschimottasana
Eka Pada Parsva Sarvangasana