What can you do if you cannot clasp your hands behind your back?
You can hold a strap with your hands as close together as is comfortable for you. Then gently pull your elbows away from each other
You can perform the upper body stretch of this pose while sitting in Easy Pose or Thunderbolt Pose.
How can you deepen the pose?
How can you deepen the pose?Before you hold the pose, pull your abdominal muscles toward your spine and bend forward from your hips as you gently press your chest toward the floor. Make sure you keep your hands clasped and your elbows pulling away from each other. This modification helps to relieve headaches and also allows you to breathe through your nose more easily.