Do you ever wake up with a Stiff Neck or Suffer from Chronic Shoulder Pain?
If your neck is chronically tense and tight, and if the muscles in your upper back and shoulders often feel as hard as a rock, you’re not alone. We live in a high stress world filled with financial pressures, terror alerts and devastating natural disasters. Add to this emotional tension, the postural stress of spending most of our days sitting in front of the computer or driving in traffic, that rounds our bodies forward resulting in neck and shoulder pain.
Rabbit Pose (Sasangasana)
Rabbit Pose lengthens your spine and stretches your back, arms, and shoulders while stimulating your immune and endocrine systems. It stimulates the inter-vertebral disks and helps to maintain the spongy nature of the disks which helps them absorb shock from daily movement to prevent back pain.
Cow Face pose significantly increases range of motion in your shoulder joints.
Eagle pose opens shoulder joints, creating space between your shoulder blades. It also offers wonderful holistic benefits by stimulating the immune system, encouraging balance and aligning the chakras.
The image shown is for the full pose, which is a great pose to test your balance. However just using your arms of the pose is specifically for the shoulders.
Thread the Needle pose stretches your shoulders, arms, upper back and neck, releasing tension and alleviating neck and shoulder pain. Performed daily it also increases spinal mobility, relaxes the body and calms the mind.
Evon will be offering weekly Yoga Therapy classes at Ignite, on Tuesdays at 4:30pm (May 1st - May 22nd).
Evon also offers private yoga therapy sessions.
At Ignite Yoga, we believe that yoga is for everyone–For people of all ages and all walks of life.