Focus: The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles in the shoulder region that start from the shoulder blade and attach to the upper arm bone. Injuries to this area can be very painful and can cause significant restriction in range of motion. Actions like raising your arms above your head or reaching behind your back can be difficult or not possible. This can often present difficulties when attending a yoga class. Many yoga poses will either need to be modified or avoided altogether. Sequences will often need to be significantly adapted. This class focuses exclusively on the rotator cuff and shoulders. It explores ways of modifying poses that are commonly problematic and features poses that help to release and improve mobility. It will be beneficial if you are working with specific rotator cuff issues or simply looking to improve the overall health of your shoulders.
Key Poses: Uttanasana, gomukhasana, chair bharadvajasana, ustrasana.
Equipment: Mat, chair, bolster, 2 blocks, blanket, belt.
Duration: 45 min