We hold a lot in our shoulders—both literally and metaphorically. Sarah guides us in a Vinyasa flow sequence designed to both strengthen and stretch the shoulders. You will feel like a weight has been lifted off of you.
Love the sequence. You're so flexible! In future I would appreciate if an acknowledgement was made for those of us who might not be as flexible as you, where the pose may look rather different than the way you do it. Like, if we can't bend nowhere near as far as you, is the pose still effective? Are we still doing it ok? I feel like a bit of a schmuck without the acknowledgement. Thanks.
Hi S! Thank you so much for the thoughtful feedback and absolutely, I will consider this when teaching online going forward. For me, I am pretty naturally flexible and in my own practice I actually have to be super aware of hypermobility for the safety of my joints and body. What I like to remind my students is to try and tune in to how it feels, the feeling sense in your body, rather than what it may look like on the outside. The poses are just a way in. How do you feel when you are in the postures that I am offering in this practice? Yes, the poses are absolutely effective and as long as you are breathing and honoring your own physical boundaries you are doing great. While I love teaching online, I can also understand how some of this may be lost in translation (I wish we could practice together in person some day!). Wishing you a beautiful Sunday and feel free to reach out any time! All the best, Sarah
Hi Lee Joan, thank you for practicing with me here on Yoga Anytime and wow, boxing? Good for you! There is an option on the video to make it go a little slower if that is ever helpful. You can hover over the clock icon and lower the speed. Have a great weekend!