Focus: This sequence focuses on improving the range of motion in the neck region. From a yoga perspective, a good starting point for improving the health of the neck, is to improve the mobility of the thoracic spine. Many of the poses in this sequence will also concentrate on this upper back region. Supported backbends are ideal poses for accessing this area. The class also shows you how to use yoga belts to create a neck lengthening shoulder traction. This belt harness is incorporated into some standing poses. Shoulder opening movements are also used to gain access to the neck region. Seated twists are also included in the sequence, as are some reclining poses that help to give a gentle traction to the neck.
Key Poses: Paryankasana, uttanasana, belt harness tadasana, dwi pada viarita dandasana, neck traction savasana.
Equipment: Mat, 2 chairs, 2 bolsters, 4 blankets, 3 blocks, 2 belts.
Duration: 60 min