Neck and Shoulders: Activation Without Tension

Build strength without creating tension! In this upper-body-focused practice, you’ll learn how to activate the muscles of your shoulders mindfully, without involving your neck.

This class begins with simple seated breath awareness. After that, you’ll activate your shoulders from all fours, plank, and locust. Sun salutation variations follow, providing a little extra time to focus on the shoulders in chaturanga, locust, and variations of warrior I. You’ll do a bird dog/supported side plank flow next and then dolphin pose before releasing into a prone chest stretch and savasana.

Enjoy giving this time to your shoulders and notice how they feel afterward.

About the Teacher

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Rachel Land
Rachel's fascination lies in fusing research and tradition together to create a practice that supports... Read more