Before You Go Upside Down In Yoga, Practice This One Move

It'll make your downward dog more pro, too.

Experienced yogis love inversions: Being able to support yourself upside down is badass, to say the least. While a headstand practice is certainly impressive, it can also be dangerous if you strike the pose too early without properly warming up.

To keep your shoulders strong and safe, practice this "shoulder prehab" sequence from Udaya instructor Jules Mitchell. Since the shoulders don't get much attention while you're sitting at a desk all day long, these exercises get them moving in ways you're not necessarily used to. And if you're not yet ready to stick your feet in the air and your head on the ground, these moves will still strengthen your body and help you get there one day.

Also on HuffPost:

12 Yoga Poses To Undo The Damage Of Your Desk Job