hi, i'm marit. 17. usa. vegetarian/mostly vegan. brown belt in tae kwon do. explorer of the world. taking a gap year before college with my best friend. infinitely grateful for all the love and joy in my life and striving to show it better every day.
thumbs up, thanks anon!
well i’m not an expert, and i don’t know about shoulders. but what if you start with some baby backbends? camel pose, for example, or fish pose even. and bridge pose is great to do before you progress into wheel. i think wheel pose (assuming that’s what you mean you wanna learn) is really tough for a lot of people and just takes practice to get into! in terms of stretching, you could also do cobra, dancer, bow, pigeon if you can… and remember that lots of standing poses can involve a little backbend too! don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone but be mindful of your limits and respect them! you’ll get better with practice. i’ve always been naturally bendy (especially my back) but my flexibility has come from a lot of consistent practice/stretching over a LONG time (and just recently i think i overstretched my leg ughh)
definitely try this class, i’ve done it before and liked it: http://www.doyogawithme.com/content/backbending-base-intermediate-class
hope this helps! good luck!
xshit i meant to answer privately yoga ask overratedwithsemin maybe this can help someone else?