Working your shoulders without pressing weight overhead is a great way to practice low impact work for your shoulders. Using your delts to raise weight against the pull of gravity, allows your shoulder to stretch and squeeze safely with minimal joint irritation or engagement. This movement is best used once your shoulder are warmed up from presses.
This movement can be done sitting or standing. Start by gripping the weight and holding them at your sides. Lift the weight with your palms facing down, keeping your shoulder muscles at the high point of the movement for maximum muscle contraction.