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Many of us in today’s world spend a lot of time sitting in front of computers; this tends to wreak havoc on our necks, shoulders, hamstrings, sciatic nerves and piriformis muscles, all of which can lead to widespread body pain. For instance, did you know that the majority of chronic headaches and migraines are caused by tension in the neck and shoulders?
Michael Riel leads you through a one hour yoga flow designed to release those hard-working neck and shoulder muscles as well as loosening the related muscles and joints through the whole body. This class is designed to decrease headache and shoulder pain as well as increase awareness of how the whole body interrelates. Using twists, strength building postures and backbends, this class will help you bring circulation to your body after a long day. Duration: 57 min
Benefits: tones the spine, releases the neck and shoulders, lubricates the vertebrae and shoulder joints, lengthens the hamstrings, strengthens the back muscles, releases piriformis muscle, can relieve headache/migraine pain
Contraindications: if you are recovering from any spine, neck or shoulder injury, consult your health practitioner before attempting this, or any yoga exercise. Teacher: Michael A. Riel
Simple Twist, Cross Legged Forward Bend, Cat/Cow Stretch, Downward Dog, Childs Pose, Windmill Cat, Lunge, Standing Forward Bend, Chair, Mountain, Warrior II, Side Angle Stretch, Triangle, Revolved Triangle, Knees to Chest Pose, Plough Pose, Wind Relieving Pose, One Knee, Twist, Leg Stretch, Bridge Pose, Corpse Pose