Melting heart is a beautiful backbend for the upper and mid back. It helps to open the shoulders and the heart. Remember if you feel any tingling in your hands or arms to back off. You can also place your hands shoulder width or wider to ease some pressure in the upper back. If you would like to intensify the opening bring your chin towards the floor instead of the forehead. You can also use padding under various areas such as the knees, ankles or chest to create more comfort and ease.
Quarter dog pose is a very similar pose that activates one side at a time. You can also start with a quarter dog variation and eventually work your way towards melting heart.
After the pose rest back in childs pose or on your belly.