Heading into exam time, today’s class was focused on relaxing the shoulders and neck.
Music: Prana After Dark 08, by Ray Mucci
downward facing dog
high plank to down dog transition
3 spine lengtheners (flat blacks)
3 Sun As
3 Sun Bs
crescent lunge twist
gratitude with shoulder opener
vinyasa to high push up and hold
repeat from crescent lunge through vasti
1 7-count bridge or wheel
supta baddha konasana
extended gentle spinal twist
modified half pigeon on back
We did a lot of forward folds, which are great stress relievers. Focused attention on relaxing and opening chest, shoulders and neck especially in poses like eagle and half bind.
What do you think is the best (most helpful) pose for opening and relaxing the neck and shoulders? What pose makes you feel most relaxed?