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.
Hip Closing Quickie
We hear all the time in Yoga about Hip Opening. It makes sense, if you want to increase hip range of motion you should stretch your hips… right? If I’ve learned anything over the last several years of dedicating my teaching to evidence based practice, it’s that the things that seem the most “truish” should be the first to endure scrutiny.
In the Loop
This is a super restorative-y Yin practice. We will be taking the common Supta Padangusthasana series (supine hand to big toe) in a VERY creative and supported way. As you melt into these poses I’ll get you into the loop as well about your hamstrings.
It’s Hip to be Strong
Mostly in Yoga we do the stretching. Right? Not in this class! It turns out that body weight strength training can actually help you increase range of motion AND get stronger. Lot’s of creative body weight Yoga inspired strength moves will challenge and excite you. This class is so much fun but you will really feel it….
Chair Yin: Your Nervous System and Your Neck
This is a go to, short practice to relieve neck and shoulder tension naturally. The whole practice can be done from a simple chair. You will engage in some somatic work as well as gentle stretching to increase range of motion and reduce feelings of stiffness. You will also learn about the relationship between these cranky tissues and the nervous systems. Chronic muscle tension in neck and shoulders can be debilitating and painful. But there are holistic strategies that you can use to get some relief.