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Yoga Journal - - Practice Well -

Alexan­dria Crow, yoga teacher and founder of Yoga Physics, is on a per­sonal mis­sion to put an end to this com­mon cue. “When your arms go over­head, your shoul­der joint it­self goes up—that’s the nat­u­ral move­ment,” says Crow. “Pulling your shoul­ders down while your arms are up is not only dys­func­tional, it doesn’t fix the prob­lem of peo­ple scrunch­ing their shoul­ders up to their ears, which is the rea­son this cue took hold in the first place,” she ex­plains.

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