Don’t Let Anyone Tell You That You Aren’t Hip
Novelty is a great way to inform the body and build up your body map! Our class will meander into some very fun and challenging postures. You will get to see how informed hips are functional hips!
How to Stretch Your Neck
For this practice I’ve combined somatics, stretches some resistance and of course, breathing to facilitate a bit of short term relief. But I’ve also provided some education to help you understand how these strategies can help you over come this discomfort or pain in the long term.
Somatic Yin for Neck and Shoulder Pain
This practice really focuses on the sides of the neck. You know, those muscles that get so tender and tight? When the sternocleidomastoid get’s cranky, we can often feel sensitive in our shoulders and even the jaw. This is mostly somatic work to learn to feel sensations here without the drama. Though, you will get some gentle stretches as well.
This is a sublime practice that is equal parts restorative Yin and meditation. We will take some absolutely delicious poses as we meditate on, of all things, the hand. Your nervous system dedicates a great deal of resources to your hand. By relaxing the hand, you can relax and self regulate your brain, your mind, your body. You won’t believe how fast this hour goes by, and how incredible you feel after.
Hip Hip Hooray
Guess what? All that stretching you’ve been doing to “open” your tight hips? Not actually helping. Turns out, facilitating greater mobility, compliance and ease, is more complicated than pulling on tissues. Let me show you another way to increase mobility. Not only is it great fun, but it’s also a great workout that will improve strength, cardiovascular function and balance.