GIVE THE GIFT OF YOGA: ALL ACCESS SUBSCRIPTION GIFT CARDS
Embrace and understand your body better in this class that focuses on the uniqueness of each person's shoulders. Recommended props: 2 blocks, 1 blanket, 1 strap
I was wondering why my shoulders & wrists have been hurting so much lately... Just a few slight adjustments and I can already feel the difference. Fantastic information. I had never even heard of a "carrying angle" but now I can see that I definitely have it. Thank you Alex!
This was great info that I wish I had 10 years ago! So helpful and counterintuitive but already feel less strained in moving from plank to chaturanga. Thanks!
I basically stopped doing yoga after 10 years of practice because I developed debilitating shoulder and neck pain. Now I know why! Traditional yoga teacher training does not focus on this intimate level of shoulder alignment and I wish I knew about this from the start because I would have saved myself from injury. I felt comfortable in down dog for the first time in years thanks to this tutorial. Bless you, Alexandria! I can't thank you enough for bringing this knowledge into the world!
I was beginning to think I could not do yoga because it was too hard on my shoulders and wrists! I am excited that this may be my answer. Thanks
Awesome information! I've read Alex article related to shoulder alignment but on video is so much clear, I learned a lot about my own body, I will for sure check this class again to change all this years of misplacement.
Thank you Alex and please make more of this!!
It was also refreshing seeing different people doing this class, and I think it would be great to have all body types on the classes.
Not even kidding. My elbows hyperextend AND I have a Carrying Angle. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Alexandria!
I am using yoga to recover from a year of frozen shoulder and recent surgery, and this instruction is spot on. You can get more detail from this teacher with pictures on the Internet, and thoroughly worth it. I had shoulder impingement and as a programmer, have significant internal rotation to correct. The impingement probably has much to do with the focus on reaching with palms down I always did. External rotation is our friend, and I had no idea before all this injury this year.
This would have saved me disatisfaction, frustration, and potential injury. Would love more video of them from the front rather than the side on some of these, so I can see both arms and the rotation. Particularly during the downward dog portion.
This was very interesting and helpful. I'd love to know more about the shoulders down that we are always being told to do, and that here we try not doing. I certainly felt a big difference in my lower back in that exercise, but would also like to know more about how it affects the shoulders and neck. Thank you!
Learn the ins and outs of chaturanga so that you can get the most out of the pose. Recommended props: bolster
Melanie Lora Meltzer
This beginner yoga sequence targets stiffness in a chronically tight area: the upper back and shoulders. Recommended props: 1 strap
Increase flexion in your shoulders and open them in external rotation to prepare for handstand in this quick tutorial. Recommended props: 1 blanket, 1 block, 1 bolster
Get up and clear out any tension and stress in your body with this quick level one practice.