yoga for a healthy neck

Healthy Neck & Shoulders Starts This Thursday!

If you're one of the many people who suffer from neck or shoulder pain, you know how it affects different aspects of your life.

Neck and shoulder pain affect your quality of sleep, it may cause you to skip our certain activities, it creates emotional stress, and if it's chronic, it can even lead to feelings of hopelessness and depression.

The relationship between the neck and shoulders is such that people who experience pain in one often experience pain in the other. Common causes of neck and/or shoulder pain include:

  • poor posture (poor body positioning when standing and/or sitting)
  • spinal misalignments
  • being sedentary
  • long hours in the same position (i.e sleep positioning and ergonomics)
  • muscle imbalance
  • spinal degeneration
  • osteoarthritis

Our Therapeutic Series has been designed to teach you a tool box full of practices, ranging from yoga poses, to self-massage techniques, to better ergonomics.

We’ve found that this multi-pronged approach successfully helps manage, mitigate, and sometimes even resolve pain, so you can get back to your regular daily activities.

Join us for our 4 week Healthy Neck & Shoulders Series starting Thursday, April 20, at 11:45 a.m. Click here for details and to register.

If this schedule doesn’t work for you, no problem! I will be happy to work with you in a Private Session or two. Email us and we’ll find a time that works for you.

We hope to see you soon!

Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist, Massage Therapist
Director of Teacher Training

Yoga for a Healthy Neck

I missed you last week! I've had so much going on lately that I didn't get around to sending out my weekly newsletter. Our dear teacher and my fantastic assistant, Jenifer, announced that she is moving out of state. We'll miss Jenifer deeply! I hope you can join us at her going-away potluck at The Yoga Room next Friday, April 19th, at 7:45 p.m. We'll provide drinks and tableware. Please feel welcome to bring your favorite dish. Tonight will be Jenifer's last classes at TYR. Share practice with her at her 6:15 p.m. Hatha I and/or her 7:30 p.m. Gentle class.

We've also been busy gearing up for our Finding Your Superpowers retreat! Angela, Kalena, and I, are excited to host this yoga immersion retreat over the next few days at Canyon of the Eagles. Our classes at TYR will go on as scheduled, with some of our other lovely teachers filling in for us. We look forward to returning to TYR on Monday!

One other exciting thing that's happened in the last week is that Huggies released a trailer for their Huggies Test Town (Round Rock) commercials. If you remember, Huggies filmed a mommy & baby yoga commercial at TYR last October. We can't wait to see our commercial on TV!

Now, getting to the point of this week's newsletter, a couple of weeks ago a sweet lady named Julie sent me an email and asked me to create a yoga video for neck pain. And here it is!

Neck pain can be attributable to imbalances in different parts of the body. This video addresses neck pain due to tightness in the torso and shoulders. It offers gentle and more advanced practices so you can pick and choose what feels most appropriate for you.

Please feel welcome to share this video with your friends or loved ones who deal with occasional or chronic neck pain. If you try out the video, please post a comment below and let me know how it goes. I'm also happy to answer questions, so feel free to post those, too!

Lots of love, Zelinda