Reverse Prayer Pose

We’re so close to earth that sometimes we forget how beautiful it is.

Thich Nhat Hahn, The Art of Living
Dr. Josie Dovidio in Reverse Prayer Pose | Westward Beach, Point Dume Reserve, Malibu, California December 2020

My prayer for you is that in 2021, you’ll make time to enjoy nature on a regular basis. We were designed to spend time in the infinitely healing natural environment around us. Can you explore the beauty of creation with a sense of curiosity?

Reverse Prayer Pose

Relax your shoulders, bringing your hands behind your back & grabbing the opposite elbow in opposite hands. 

Take 5 deep breaths.

If you feel this is enough for your body stay here! 

If you want to go to full reverse prayer…

Flex your wrists so that your finger tips point up towards your head.
Slowly join your palms together in prayer pose.
Breathe here and when you’re ready, slowly come out the way you came in!

This pose stretches your shoulders, chest and wrists. 
Reverse prayer pose will also improve your posture!

Be well friend.


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Published by Yoga for Dentists

Dr. Josie Dovidio is a long-time dentist and certified yoga teacher who took a sabbatical from clinical dentistry to address health issues related to prolonged stress. She now helps dental professionals "undo" what dentistry does to the body, mind and soul through her Yoga for Dentists community on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube Channel and Podcast.

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