Yoga wheel: Sirsasana (assist in tripod headstand)

Exercise of the week! Start on all fours facing the wall. Interlace fingers, knuckles facing the wall.

Place Tuck toes under, lift knees off the floor, and reach hips up and back. Press down into your forearms and lift up through shoulders. Move your upper back in toward the chest. Walk feet in closer as you spread your collarbones wide.  (Most of the weight should be concentrated in your forearms.)

Draw knees into the chest with control, place feet on the wall, and slide heels up the wall simultaneously. Reach up through legs. Come out of the pose with control, maintaining the lift of your shoulders.

Sofia Papageorga, Yoga & Pilates Instructor, Personal Trainer, AthensTrainers® Associate


Photos by Eleanna Kourkoulopoulou

BODY MAGAZINE February 2018