The goal To increase awareness in your upper back and shoulders— and relieve the excess tension that tends to accumulate there.
To do Take a long yoga belt and make a small loop for your feet. Press your legs down into the floor and engage your leg muscles, hips, buttocks, and lower abdomen, pressing your pubic bone down toward the floor. Bend your elbows, and walk your hands up the strap as you lift your chest and upper back away from the floor. Roll your shoulders back and down, away from your ears. Let the lift of your chest precede the lift of your head.
The benefit Students often report feelings of spaciousness after doing this, says Owerko.