Tight Shoulders? Try This

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Do you have tight shoulders? I hear you – I’m also in the tight shoulder club. This particular shoulder stretch has been one of the most effective for me.

You will need some sort of strap for this pose. If you don’t have a Yoga strap, you can just use a belt or an old necktie, anything to extend your reach, as long as it’s not stretchy. Read More “Tight Shoulders? Try This”

Improve Shoulder Mobility- Two Therapeutic Yoga Poses

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Sometimes, Yoga doesn’t need to be complicated or have fancy Yoga toys to be effective.

These two gentle Therapeutic Yoga movements for your shoulders are the perfect example of that.

If you are suffering from a reduced range of motion and shoulder mobility, whether it be due to lack of use or a previous injury, these are simple, sweet, gentle and therapeutic Yoga movements help to improve shoulder range of motion and improve circulation. Read More “Improve Shoulder Mobility- Two Therapeutic Yoga Poses”

Tight Upper Back? Eagle Arms To The Rescue!

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I’m guessing you like me have a pretty tight upper back.

One of the most common requests I get in my classes is for something for the upper back and shoulders.

Eagle arms is by the best Yoga stretch for this area.

In my life, this pose is a daily (if not multiple times a day) event around these parts. Read More “Tight Upper Back? Eagle Arms To The Rescue!”

What Does Namaste Mean?

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I no longer end my classes by saying Namaste. For me, it crosses the line from cultural appreciation to cultural appropriation more on that here.

I now ask my students to “bow their head in humility to the wisdom within own heart” and then with my hands in the same gesture (palms together at the heart ) I say “thank you for sharing your practice”


Saying ‘Namaste’ with hands and palms touching each other at the center of our hearts is sort of a staple in Yoga classes. Read More “What Does Namaste Mean?”

Neck Pain – A Gentle Release

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I have experienced chronic neck pain on and off for years, and because of that, I have learned the hard way what works for me and what doesn’t.

Sometimes, when we are experiencing neck pain, our tendency can be to do really big neck stretches (I know I’ve been guilty of this), like somehow if we can really get into it it will go away. Read More “Neck Pain – A Gentle Release”

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