Public Service Announcement: If you are very tight in your legs and hips you must immediately stop trying to touch your toes! Do you know that the spine is the most flexible part of most bodies? It’s very good at using its flexibility to cheat for the less flexible parts of the body.
Without fail, I get at least one SOS after a snow storm. It’s good for business but I’d really much prefer if everyone knew how to shovel safely. Shoveling, whether it’s snow, dirt, or anything else you have to move from one place to another, is a common cause of back injury. But it can also be an excellent exercise.
Decrease tension, increase mobility, and finally get out of pain! This yoga flow is the perfect pairing to the more instructional Neck and Shoulder Pain Relief Part 2. It is another way to practice this phase of moving towards total freedom from pain.
I have to admit I love this practice. I made it for people who are injured or very locked up in the neck and shoulders, but it turns out it’s just my speed too. I brought out the chair and most basic moves and am sure that everyone can do at least some of this.
Most of us experience neck, shoulder, and upper back pain to varying degrees, so I’ve made a video series to meet you wherever you are on the spectrum. Part 3 of 3 offers even deeper front body stretches and stronger exercises for the back so that you can easily stand in correct alignment.
I want to share the magical double-rainbow experience I had just a few days before my fiftieth birthday. I’ve been near a lot of rainbows this year, but the scene in this video might top them all! This gentle but thorough practice is a quick treat that should be accessible to pretty much everyone.