Because of a recently diagnosed frozen shoulder and my awareness of so many of my yoga students reporting shoulder tightness and pain, I am committing to extra TLC for shoulders! Right now I can’t grasp my fingers but, with the help of a strap I am reaching towards clasping them again!
Hold the pose on each side for 5 breaths, slowly reaching your fingers of each hand towards each other, and gently pulling the strap using the top hand, helping the bottom hand reach up the back. Repeat on the other side, then repeat both sides again to complete two full sets.
Remember to breathe and post your progress on this month’s #SFYMindfulMay instagram challenge!
Whiz up on high in your blender. Serve frothy over ice or room temp. Cheers!
Watermelon to hydrate
Lemon to detoxify
Turmeric to reduce inflammation
In addition to hosting the #SFYMindfulMay challenge I am also participating by committing to:
Starting my day with a morning detox juice, such as this watermelon detox juice
Drinking at least 60 oz. of liquids per day, which will consist mostly of water
Bring more yoga philosophy into my yoga teaching and yoga practice
Shoulder healing and love
Reconnecting to my inner photographer by taking daily photos with my Nikon D7000 (my blog posts will be taken with my D7000 instead of my iPhone) and I want to find my slides from Nepal, digitize them and share those online #PrayforNepal
This is the first instagram challenge I have hosted and I’m excited to be part of a challenge that lets the participants choose what they would like to focus on for the next 21 days. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE yoga challenges but, I felt like I wanted to put energy into some specific goals which would nurture my soul and detox my body. There are so many things I could actually commit to such as going gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, etc. etc. Although I may still bring those dietary goals into my next twenty-one days I decided to narrow it down to “just” four goals. “Focus” is after all one of my challenges too!
Thank you for participating! Join anytime! It doesn’t matter if you haven’t started on day one with us. Just follow me on Instagram @spirituallyfityoga then in each post tag @spirituallyfityoga and #SFYMindfulMay.