Having tight shoulders can be a huge interference in one's daily life as it causes issues like pain or stiffness in your neck, back, and upper body. Your shoulders may feel tight and stiff as the result of stress, tension, and overuse.
A lot of shoulder tightness is caused from a busy life. It may be due to hunching over a desk all day, lifting heavy objects, or certain sleeping positions, but whatever it may be there are a few shapes you can utilize to undo the tension.
These 4 yoga postures with help with an increase in range of motion, and strengthening the tissues surrounding it which can alleviate pain, stress and future neck or back issues. Check them out!
Eagle Arms Pose-
This is an amazing pose built to strengthen and stretch the tissues between the shoulder blades and across the deltoid muscle on the upper arm that helps increase flexibility in the shoulders.
Extended Puppy Pose-
A truly relaxing backbend (and heart melter) that is a cross between downward facing dog and child's pose. In this pose you'll be able to stretch the upper back, spine, and shoulders; open your chest; help release any chronic tension in your shoulders and neck.
Thread the Needle-
A beginner twist that increases spinal mobility and can help to alleviate pain in the neck and in between the shoulder blades. This pose is a great way to open the upper back and lengthen the muscles around the shoulders and in the neck. Since it’s also a twist, it can help refresh the organs in the torso as well!
Strengthens and stretches the shoulders, arms, upper back, and legs. Dolphin pose is probably one of the most highly effective and underused strength and stability-building postures in any yoga practice. It is also helps build your core strength just as much as a plank or "crunch" can!
You can get a glimpse of these poses and more in any of our classes at Bloom! Check out our schedule page to search for upcoming classes and get a FREE CLASS today by clicking on the button below to register!
See you in class soon, happy stretching!