Here’s a wonderful pose that opens the pectoral and bicep tissue. It’s almost like a chest stretch if you take you palm to the wall and turn your body away from the arm at the wall. I’ve heard this pose called “Open Wing” and “5-Point Arm Pigeon.”

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Yin meridians stimulated are: Lungs (LU), Heart (HT), and Pericardium (PC).  These are metal and fire elements of the 5-Element Theory.

Pregnancy option: Seated comfortably interlace fingers behind (or use strap) behind and open chest.

Have a block and/or blanket available just in case. I typically marinate in this pose between 1-3 minutes. Remember to come out if there is any painful or electric sensation. Make sure you do both sides.  Enjoy!