5 MINUTE SEATED STRETCH

LENGTH: 5 minutes

BENEFITS:
gentle stretch, may alleviate pain in the neck and shoulders

ABOUT THIS CLASS:
This short class uses non-traditional yoga movements to unravel tension in just 5 short minutes.

PROPS FOR THIS CLASS:
Folded blanket. This class can be done in bed or on the floor.


POSES IN THIS SEQUENCE:
x upper body hug - neck stretch
x parsva sukhasana - side body stretch
x paschimottanasana - seated forward fold
x seated meditation

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SUPINE YOGA FOR HEADACHE PREVENTION

LENGTH: 10 minutes

ABOUT THIS PRACTICE:
This class can be done anytime of day, but I would recommend incorporating it into your morning yoga routine to prevent the muscle tension that can cause headaches.

BENEFITS:
pain relief

PROP RECOMMENDATIONS:
none required

POSES IN THIS SEQUENCE:

x constructive rest pose
x neck stretches
x supta matsyendrasana - supine twist

BED YOGA RETREAT DAY SEVEN: NECK + SHOULDERS

I think it's safe to say that most people experience neck and shoulder tension to some degree. Whenever we are not fully present, it is easy to accumulate tension in the body. On a daily basis, I will notice myself unconsciously holding tension in my neck and shoulders. Bringing our awareness to this tension is the first step toward softening and releasing it. Today we are using gentle movement and stretch to relax the neck and shoulders so that we can release this tension. I often find that when this area of my body relaxes, the rest of my body feels less tense as well.

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