A Sequence to Ease Winter Shoulder Pain
By the way- welcome to our brand new, well needed, blog category- Posture Sequencing. I get the feeling i am going to have to perfect the image attachments… so enjoy our first yoga therapy sequence blog post with images very poorly placed on the page!!
I have been hearing many of you complaining about shoulder pain. I am in sympathy, as carrying around a little 10 kilo (and growing) child has caused great grief to my shoulders. Tension can get so great some times that it results in a thumping headache… Here’s a sequence of poses I do regularly to ease the strain, and keep tension headaches at bay….
If at all possible, try to set a timer so you can stay at least 5-6 minutes in postures which work both sides of the body, or 3-4 minutes on postures that work one side of the body at a time. I like setting the timer, because somewhere, half- way through the stretches when most of the tension has disipated, it’s so nice to lose yourself and not have to worry about when to get out of the pose.
Let’s start with Ananda Shoshasana- the happy puppy pose. – up to 5-6 minutes.
|This is the full posture… with chin and
chest on the floor
|If shoulders are tight in this posture,
place forehead on ground or on a
blanket or elevation.
Gomukasana- cow-faced pose. (or with Garudasana arms) (2-3 minutes each side)
Karnipidasana (ear pain/pressure pose) or snail. (between 5-10 minutes)