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Tight Back Muscles? Noodles To The Rescue.

https://nykdanu.com/tight-back-muscles-noodles-to-the-rescue/

Tight back muscles are pretty common in my students and most often this is because of our lifestyle. Sitting at desks, driving and even most household chores require a sort of stooped forward posture. This can cause some chronic tightness in the muscles of the back.

Releasing these muscles in Yoga can be a bit tricky, downward dog does a nice job of it, but downward dog isn’t available to everyone and even for those of us who can practice it, it impossible to hold it long enough to get any real lasting relief.

So what is a Yogi to do… (cue music) never fear noodles to the rescue!

NO NO, not that kind of noodle, this kind of noodle!

Yup, a slightly modified pool noodle (like the ones that keep kids afloat in swimming pools) is a great way to spend a little quality quiet time with yourself and release tight back muscles at the same time, who knew!

If you are new to ‘noodling’ at first it can be a strong experience and may be an acquired taste, so grab your Yoga blocks, couch cushion or folded blanket to place under your bum until your body gets used to this.

In the video below I’ll walk you through noodling 101.

If you know someone who could benefit from this please forward this post to them.

Happy noodling,

nyk

Jade Yoga Mats ~ Product Review

https://nykdanu.com/jade-yoga-mats-product-review/

FTC Disclaimer: This review is my own unsolicited opinion. I have bought all of my Jade Yoga Mats with my own money. Jade has not given me any products for review or to giveaway.

A few years ago, I decided to order my first Jade Yoga Mat. I heard so many good things from Yogini’s and Yogi’s I respect and admire about the quality and ethics of Jade Mats and Jade as a company.

They are a premium mat and I tend to be thrifty by nature so I was a bit skeptical as to whether or not they would live up to the hype. So I ordered my first Jade Mat; the professional 24 X 74 (in purple of course). It was Love at first Downward Dog and there was no going back. I have bought several now, and have one at each location I teach at. They are the only mat I use and recommend.

I’m doing another order Feb 15/2014 for those of you who are local.  I will have order forms at class for you and if you aren’t currently signed up for classes, watch your inbox for details or email me using the contact form on this page. I have a Video Review and Giveaway or you below.

Review Highlights

1 star for natural and sustainable

1 star for giving back by planting a tree for every mat bought

1 star for made in the US (sweatshop-free)

1 star for Kick Ass Quality (best mat I have used to date)

Jade Yoga Mat Giveaway Rules:

I will be giving away 1 -24 X 17 Jade Travel Mat in the color of your choice (colors in the image below)

Giveaway deadline is Feb 15/2014

Giveaway open anywhere in North America

To enter to win a Jade Yoga Travel Mat you must:

1) Subscribe to my blog below (if you are already on my email list, you can add my blog to your subscriptions by “updating your preferences” once you have entered your email.)

2) In the comments below tell me what color of mat you want to win

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The winner of the Jade Yoga Mat will be chosen using Random.org and will be contacted Via Email, Good Luck!