Class photos from the Sky Studio
Class videos from the Sky Studio
Poor head & neck alignment can result in neck pain, possibly from trauma—such as an injury from playing sports or whiplash from a car accident. Another common cause is stress on muscles and ligaments stemming from poor postural habits, typically related to computer use, stress, sedentary lifestyle. Often the head is forward of the shoulders, so it becomes misaligned with the shoulder girdle. The head protrudes in front of the shoulders, causing the upper back to round. This causes the muscles of the neck, shoulders, upper back, and chest to alter their length and efficiency as they struggle to counter-balance the weight of the heavy head against the pull of gravity — with the muscles in the neck and front body becoming tight and short and those in the mid back and the back of the shoulders becoming weak and overstretched.
See on youtube: https://youtu.be/7HtRcIprpLg
Dog Pose with a brick between your thighs is a great adaptation to your classic 'Adho Mukha Svānāsana'.
The (bamboo) brick enables you to roll the thighs in and create more space in the 'sacro-illiac' joint and helps to grip your hips. This in turn will give you an effective way of stretching the lower back & alleviate 'lower' back pain.
I have my hands against the wall 'opposing thumbs' which stops your hands from slipping and enables you to loosen your shoulders & upper back. Leaving you feeling rejuvenated.
See on youtube: https://youtu.be/AwytZUPzAyk
How to sit and position your feet.
Ideal for poor posture at a desk or in your office. Straight back & use an adjustable foot support or yoga equipment.
The second half of this video shows a neck release by sitting on one hand and facing forward. Take a look!
Setu Bandha - Bridge Pose ...Benefits:
Benefits of Garudasana
- Loosens and strengthens ankles and hips
- Loosens wrists and shoulders
- Releases tightness between shoulder blades and across sacrum
- Cultivates confidence
- Strengthens legs
This video will show you how loosen your shoulders, hips & stretch your spine.