Bhujapidasana – Shoulder Pressing Pose, How To Do, Benefits


By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S

Bhujapidasana, in this pose the inner thighs of the practitioner press against the upper arms or shoulders for stability and impart pressure on them, hence the name. It is called as ‘Shoulder-Pressing Pose’.

Bhuja = arm / shoulder
Pida = pressure / pressing
Asana = pose

It is a good arm / hand balancing pose. Much of the pose depends on how good your arm and wrists are strong and balanced so as to carry the weight of the entire body. It is a deep forward bend. To bring the torso through the thighs in the pose, sufficient flexibility so as to flex the hip joints will be needed. To bring the feet together you need to externally rotate your hips. You need good adduction with thighs to maintain a good connection between the thighs and arms in the pose. The name ‘arm pressure pose’ / ‘shoulder pressure pose’ is given to the pose…

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