If you spend a lot of time bent over a desk, this shoulder opener will be very helpful in improving and maintaining a healthy posture.

To start this pose, start by sitting down on a comfortable and supportive surface, such as a yoga mat. Have a block or a blanket handy to put under your head for more support.

Sit on your left hip so you’re facing the left side of the mat. Slowly lower yourself down so that you’re resting on your left shoulder, with your head on the block, with your left arm behind you. This may be as far as you can go if your shoulders are really tight. If you’re able to go further, bring your right hand behind your back and clasp your hands together, trying to straighten the elbows if possible. Take deep breaths and try to relax into the pose. Hold until the count of thirty, release and switch sides.