Do You have Pain in your Shoulders?

This is one of the easiest poses that you can do to alleviate shoulder pain. And the best part is that you can do it right now! Go ahead and try it.
You can do this exercise either sitting or standing.

Interlace your fingers behind your back, squeezing the shoulder blades together and draw the front of your shoulders back. This by itself can feel pretty freaking amazing. But now let's add a twist, literally.
Slowly slide your hands across your bum and try and get them to stay on the side of your bum/hip, look over your shoulder and breathe. Does that feel easy?
Well let's now bring an awareness to the entire pose, as you twist I want you to focus on keeping the hips forward…don't let the hips move at all.
If you are sitting you can really feel what I am talking about because the weight of your body on your bum keeps the lower part of your body steady while the upper part of your body is twisting.

So try the pose sitting first and then stand and try and recreate the same sensation of only moving the top part of your body from the waist up. Be aware of drawing the belly in and on each exhale try to go deeper into the twist.
Hold the twist for 5 breaths and then try the other side.

Listen to your body and give it what it needs throughout your day. Take the time to honor your spirit by devoting time for you. Drop into any of my classes to refuel your energy and spirit.