Another shoulder opener is the warrior eagle pose. To do this pose, start in a standing lunge, with your left foot back behind you and placed at a 45 degree angle. There should be roughly the distance of the length of one of your legs between your feet.

Once you’re feelings steady in your lunge, bring your arm up in front of you. Cross your elbows with your left elbow below your right. Depending on how tight your shoulders are, this may be the most you can do. If this feels ok, try to continue to entwine your arms so your palms touch.

Breathe deeply as you hold warrior eagle to the count of ten. Start by releasing and shaking out your arms, then step forward into mountain pose to release. Switch legs and repeat, this time ensuring your right elbow is below your left.

Warrior Eagle