Another technique for opening for opening
the shoulders, this is called threading the needle. The best way to do this is to face
side ways on your mat and slowly go forward. You want to go about half way down. When you
take the outside hand and thread it though as if would the eye of a needle, you can bend
the top arm and let yourself fall over. You can rest the head on the side of the mat.
If you need to scoot your legs back, do so. The main part is you wan to feel a nice stretch
through the back of your shoulder. As you stretch there are three ways to do this, you
can stay in this position or you can take the top arm and scoop it around the back and
hook it in on the other side. So it will be hooked around the side here. So as you are
laying here and hook it around the side. The third modification for this is that you can
bring your hands in the prayer position. So you can flex this hand up and bring this hand
around, pushing in the top hand into the bottom and twisting yourself open. This will give
a nice deep stretch in the shoulder. If you feel comfortable, with the first way of stretching,
stay there. Just find where your comfort range is and where your tolerance range is. Some
peoples’ shoulders are more open than other so only make sure you go as far as you can
go. So that is how you thread the needle.