As we carry on through our hectic day to day lives, we all too often fail to understand how our body's respond to stress. The stress that we cope with doesn't just go away, we actually carry it within our body; it stores itself in our muscles, particularly the muscles of our upper back, and this muscle tension can lead to tremendous pain and discomfort. Regular yoga practice can assist in relaxing your muscles to eliminate much of this upper back pain, restoring comfort and ridding your body of the pain you struggle to cope with.Life can be overwhelming at times, and yoga is a great way to relieve the anxiety that can come from stressful situations. You’d be amazed to see the effects that controlling your breathing can have on your body and your overall wellbeing. Sometimes just having something else to focus on can be incredibly helpful. Boston University’s School of Medicine has been able to establish a link between yoga and mood improvements, adding to the growing evidence of yoga benefits on state of mind. Hit the mat and discover for yourself how yoga can help you to unwind and remove the clutter from a busy mind. Yin Yoga for Neck and Shoulders by Kassandra Reinhardt
1. Yin Yoga for Neck and Shoulders
This yin yoga class eliminates tension and tightness from your neck, shoulders, and upper body. By holding fewer poses for an extended period of time, you will benefit from increased circulation, improved mobility, and stress and anxiety reduction. Grab your mat and join Kassandra Reinhardt for this relaxing yin practice.
2. Supported Restorative Forward Bends
Restorative yoga takes many forms and in this class Judith Hanson Lasater will guide you through supported forwards bends and meditation. These two elements make a perfect pairing because forward bends lead us naturally and intuitively towards a meditative state. As a result of this practice you'll feel more open and aligned back body.
3. Supported Restorative Backbends
This class is all about supported backbends. Bending forward is a large part of our daily routine. We lean forward and sit at the computer facing forward. These restorative poses, guided by Judith Hanson Lasater, will help undo the constant habit of this action to help you relieve tension and reduce pain. Backbends do not need to be strenuous or intense in order to feel the benefits. These poses are more about opening rather than stretching.
4. Neck and Shoulder Pain
If you have neck or shoulder tension from long hours at your computer or other kinds of physical or mental stress, Tara shows you a few simple yoga poses to help release tension.
5. Back Pain
Having some pain in your lower back? Try out these yoga poses which can help relieve the tension.
6. Yoga for the Neck and Shoulders
Deeply release tension through your neck and shoulders as Ashleigh Sergeant guides you through a chest opening and upper back strengthening practice. This Grokker premium video is appropriate for all levels of practice and beneficial for all styles of yoga. Shine bright, open your heart, and breathe deeply.
7. Yin for the Upper Body
Upper body tension is common problem after a rough day at work. This Grokker Premium video will help you release tension in the upper back and shoulders. Grokker Yoga Expert, Matece Skow, focuses on helping to lengthen and free deep connective tissues through the spine in this all levels practice.
8. Chair Yoga: Neck and Shoulders
Melt tension through the neck and shoulders with stimulative exercises for the neck, shoulders, and upper back. Grokker Yoga Expert Sierra Campbell will guide you into this simple, yet deeply restorative yoga and meditation practice focused on complete relaxation seated in a chair, in a car, or in flight. Sit back and soothe stress away with simple methods for lasting relaxation in this Grokker Premium video. Appropriate for all levels.