Essentials of Self Myofascial Release

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Course Overview

This bundle contains of 6 of our favorite practices for relieving tension and encouraging a state of grounded ease using self myofascial release!  

You'll learn self myofascial release (SMR) techniques to incorporate into your daily routine to release tightness in your body, enhance your range of motion, and recover quickly from stress and strain!

Certificate of completion

3 CEU’s Upon Completion

Self Paced Learning

Course Outline

1hr 15 min to complete

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Section 1
  • In this tutorial you’ll learn all about self-myofascial release: what it is and what its benefits are, which common techniques are used, and what props are needed for it. You’ll also learn a few important tips about assessing and working with discomfort as you practice.
  • Use self massage and yoga poses to create space in the head and neck. Begin with warm-up poses seated and in tabletop. Then lie down on your back to release tension in the upper back, neck, and head.
  • Target and release chronic tension in the often overused muscles of the upper back, shoulders, and neck with the aid of a foam roller.
  • Are you a runner, cyclist, or avid walker with a lot of lower-body tightness? Explore the wonder of myofascial release! In this short class, you’ll use a massage ball and a wall to roll out tension in your feet, hips, and hamstrings. (And one of the exercises you’ll practice can be particularly useful for plantar fasciitis.)
  • Treat your quads and hamstrings in this stretchy, feel-good class that includes self-massage. Begin by taking a few deep breaths in seated posture, and then warm up your spine with a few rounds of cat cow. Next, you'll stretch out your hip flexors, hamstrings, and inner thighs. Finish up with a therapy or tennis ball to gently massage your thighs. Leave class feeling refreshed.
  • Relieve tension in your hips, IT band, psoas, and glutes with this foam-rolling sequence. You’ll target each of these areas with precise instructions on how to move and support yourself as you massage your muscles and reduce accumulated stress.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely, you can include this course in your Yoga Alliance training hours, with each hour equivalent to one continuing education credit.
This course is entirely self- paced, allowing you to learn at your convenience.There are no imposed deadlines or time constraints for Course completion.
No prerequisites are required; this course is open to anyone interested in deepening their knowledge and practice.
No, the course is accessible to all individuals interested in enriching their understanding and practice of yoga.Yoga teaching certification is not a prerequisite.

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