The Nitty Gritty on the Neck & Shoulders
October 3, 2012
Do you feel like you’re shouldering a burden? Carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? Got a chip on your shoulder and a pain in your neck?
Well, if you have a good head on your shoulders, you will come join Megan Dunne to learn the nitty gritty on the neck & shoulders through asana practice!
The shoulder girdle, unlike the pelvic girdle, is designed more for movement than stability. It is also NOT designed for bearing weight, as is the pelvic girdle. For these reasons alone, understanding the structure and function of the shoulder girdle is important for teachers and students of yoga who regularly use it for weight bearing in poses such as Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand), Sirsasana (Headstand), Pincha Mayurasana (Forearm balance), Chaturanga Dandasana ( Four-Limbed Staff Pose, and Vasistasana (Side Plank).
In this workshop, we will cover basic anatomy of the shoulder girdle as well as correct alignment. Through practice, we will learn what our own shoulders are telling us, as well as ways to strengthen and/or open our shoulders, so we feel more alive and positive when we walk out of the studio and back into our lives!
*Prior yoga experience required
* We will be working in pairs and small groups in order to assist each other. Please be prepared and available to work with others!
call 773-209-8153 to sign up!