Upper Back, Shoulders and Neck Relief/ Preparing for Back Arches
A multi-utility session: shoulder/ upper back/ neck focus for - for sportspeople, deskworkers, those who experience stiffness in these areas, and those preparing for inverted asanas like Sirsasana.
Recommended to be followed by the session Upper Back, Shoulders and Neck Relief for Deskworkers/ Beginner Level Back Arches
Level: Experienced Beginner
Duration: 60 mins.
Props needed: 2 blocks, 1 belt, any sturdy chair/ table, access to a wall
Tag words: 60mins arms belts cervical health cervical spondylosis chaturanga dandasana deskjob deskworker dorsal thoracic favorite garudasana inversions makarasana neck health prop use shoulders sports squeezing supported
It is not unusual for people to feel ‘stuck’ and frustrated as they are not able to do some asana actions. This can be due to many reasons. Many people are either put-off and give up when this happens, or they try to ‘force;’ the body when this happens. Excess body weight, excess stiffness, hardness of muscles, due to long hours sitting, or repeatedly holding the muscles in one position for some sporting activities, are some the reasons. In this session, we work on upper back/ shoulder mobility to see how to approach some actions that can feel difficult.
Those with shoulder injuries are advised caution in some of the positions