Long hours spent at a computer create a forward-pitched head posture resulting in neck & shoulder tension. Carrying around children, driving, and stress from every day activities can also slowly whittle away at our uprightness creating a head-forward, slump-shouldered and collapsed chest posture often resulting in neck, arm and upper back pain (what Tias Little calls “schlump-asana”). The focus in this workshop will be on releasing tension in the neck, upper shoulders, and jaw and creating greater freedom of movement and a more balanced work load in those areas. By releasing & rebalancing these areas, we allow for more of the vital flow of craniosacral fluid and blood to our head; reduced cranial pressure may also result in relief from common complaints such as migraines, insomnia, eye strain, and bruxism.
The shoulders are so closely tied to the neck that when there is shoulder strain it often comes with neck pain. In this workshop, we'll explore gentle flowing movements (the SATYA work developed by Tias Little) as a way of releasing holding patterns in the neck and shoulders, while at the same time strengthening the parts of these areas that tend to get tense (tense muscles are not the same as strong muscles).
Parameters for participation include: no active or acute cervical or shoulder injuries (please contact Jyl if you aren't sure if this applies to you), the ability to get up and down off the floor without assistance, freedom from medical devices. No prior yoga experience is necessary.
Early Bird $40 ($45 at door)