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It is all too common to find stiffness, aches and pains, and general immobility in the upper body. We all spend entirely too much time hunched over some piece of technology or another. Give yourself a few minutes to work through these 7 stretches to improve mobility in your shoulders, upper, mid and lower back.
In my personal practice I like to tune into my breath and hold the poses for a little bit longer in order to continue to improve my flexibility long term. If you are a more intermediate student, try holding each of these poses for about 5 to 10 breaths.
Yoga can be a very soothing way to tap into the nervous system, and tune in to both the physical and mental aspects. These poses will stretch the whole body, all while sitting, lying or close to the ground. No strenuous poses needed.
A full moon is a time of brightness, clarity and illumination. It is a great time to reflect and be grateful for all that is, has been, and will be. Work through these poses with slow, mindful, and fluid transitions to honor the full moon.
Do you hold a lot of tension in the inner thighs? You might not even realize it until you start to stretch. Personally I’ve been horseback riding every day and this area is overworked. My fellow equestrians you will really enjoy this sequence. But I believe this one is truly great for everyone.
The crown chakra is our connection to something greater, to the rest of the world, our true sense of belonging, wisdom and spiritual truth. This sequence uses a combination of gentle inversions and upright poses to send the flow of energy and blood towards the crown and then back down again.
The third eye is associated with intuition, clarity and insight. It is located in the middle of the forehead, so to tune into it we want to apply pressure in this area or send energy that way. Give these 5 passive poses (and breathwork) a try to tap into this sixth chakra.
Do you spend the majority of the day standing? Running around? Or stagnant but on your feet? Maybe you work retail, maybe you have little ones to chase, maybe you are in the service industry, maybe you like to hike. Whatever it is, unwind at the end of the day with these 7 stretches. Absolutely no standing necessary.