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Day Nineteen – Memorial Day weekend – Airport Yoga #travel #yogaanywhere #airportyoga

Yes, I got funny looks at the Oakland Airport, and my daughter was embarrassed but, I did it anyway.  And, damn it felt good. Thanks to my hubby for being my fearless and generous photographer.  BTW – AFTER I took … Continue reading

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Day Thirteen SFY Mindful May Challenge – #balance Warrior III with eagle arms (Marin Headlands, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA)

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Day Twelve SFY Mindful May Challenge – Supported shoulder and upper back opener on a bolster

Day 12 #SFYMindfulMay #upperback – If you’re experiencing stiffness or pain in your shoulders in yoga poses such as child’s pose (#balasana) or downward dog (#adhomukhasvanasana), in addition to opening your shoulders with the poses with straps I posted earlier, … Continue reading

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Day Ten SFY Mindful May Challenge – Shoulder and QL (Quadratus Lumborum) stretch #SFYMindfulMay

Day 10 –  On your knees with a cushion, or sitting in a chair, start holding a strap wider than your shoulders above your head, reach up from your tailbone with a long spine and neutral pelvis, then lean to … Continue reading

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Day Nine SFY Mindful May Challenge – Prasarita with shoulder opener #SFYMindfulMay

Day 9 –  Start standing in prasarita, wide-legged foward fold, and clasp your hands behind your back or grab a strap, gently pulling the strap apart about shoulder width. Breathe your heart open, shoulders down, root down into your tadasana … Continue reading

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Day Five SFY Mindful May Challenge – Shoulder opener with a strap

Day 5 – grab a strap, gently pulling the strap apart to create some tension as you bring the strap behind your back. Breathe through the sticky spots as you stretch through your shoulder joints. Softly engage your core and … Continue reading

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Day Two SFY Mindful May Challenge – Shoulders

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 … Continue reading

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