How to Do a Beginner Hindu Pushup

How to Do a Beginner Hindu Pushup

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Hindu pushups get their associated name from yoga exercises that use similar positions for meditation and exercise. These pushups modify traditional pushups to further work the chest, arms and back. Because the range of motion is significantly increased, even veteran fitness buffs quickly tire from this deltoids-burning exercise if they're not used to them. If you're a beginner, you can start with just a few repetitions and work your way up.


Place your feet and hands on the ground with each pair being slightly more than shoulder-wide apart. If lying down, your hands should be positioned slightly in front of your hips. Raise your hips so they point sharply to the ceiling.


Lower your chest to the ground by bending your elbows while keeping your legs straight.


Slide your chest forward and then up as you lower your hips to the ground. This movement should create a scooping arc with your upper body and end with your head pointed up to the ceiling.


Lift up your hips and shift them back to the starting position to complete your first Hindu pushup repetition. Try to work up to 10 reps in total at the beginning.