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    Chris Hansen is offline Senior Member
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    Can anyone talk about yoga pushups? They seem easier on my shoulders than regular pushups so that's what I've been doing. I could be wrong but it feels like they really work the serratus. Does a yone else like them?

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    I am unfamiliar with yoga pushups. But with the standard pushup and the easier progressions ( CC ) I have to guess that incorrect form possibly be the underlying problem that plagues the shoulders. Nothing wrong with the yoga pushups (without the incense and sitar muzak)...hehe!! Sorry its funny..but perhaps you need to discover why standard pushups are a problem and correct that? ...Dennis

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    I have some unusual issues with my left shoulder. I went to the doctor and physical therapy and they did what they could. It actually helped a lot but the left side still wants to use the wrong muscles and it may never be "normal".

    With the yoga pushup, it actually does hurt my shoulder unless I relax the upper back muscles in a certain way that I can't describe but have figured out through experimentation. I've actually been struggling with down dog in general but doing a pike pushup first seems to help. Anyway, pain free yoga pushups have become easier with practice and I've noticed the serrates on the left side playing a stronger role and this seems to carry over to regular pushups in a way that never happened from just practicing regular pushups.

    Oh, and here's the yoga pushups I'm referring to,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_imPrG5QIM
    Last edited by Chris Hansen; 01-21-2018 at 06:28 AM.

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    I had never tried yoga pushups also known as "Chaturanga" but I had read about it that is is a highly delicate pose to perform. Without proper strength and alignment, chronic injuries can easily develop. The sense of struggle with inadequate form also generates a negative energy feedback causing your overall practice to be lacking in benefits.

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    I've seen different versions of what people consider a "yoga pushup" to be. The one I'm referring to has chaturanga as the bottom position but then you push up into down dog and it's done for reps instead of held for time. I've been doing 5x5 and instead of increasing reps I'm trying to increase quality. It seems to be helping my kettlebell presses as well, the left shoulder is feeling more stable.

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    Just searching around and yes quite a few versions. Overall to me, looks like 1/2 or less of "dive bomber" pushups
    Last edited by GeoffreyLevens; 01-26-2018 at 05:49 AM.

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    In that case yoga pushups or any other pushup variant will work well for you. Avoiding injury and injury prevention are the very top priority.Stay strong...Dennis

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