Ever feel sore around the tops of your shoulders after class? Or does it just feel like your shoulders are working a lot harder than they should be in down dog? This quick tutorial about the most common problem I see in my students' down dogs may have the answer you need.
I don't know about you, but I for one am tired of being bombarded w/ images of people w/ impossible bodies (often nearly naked) doing impossible things & calling it "yoga." Ok, that may be their version of yoga, it's not my place to say. But I know that sure as hell isn't what my yoga practice looks like! And it certainly isn't what I teach in my studio.
Real talk, what really frustrates me about this "Instagram culture" around yoga is that so many people see those images and are scared away from even giving yoga a try because they think that that is what it is all about. They see those images, they think "there's no way my body will ever do that, so why should I bother?", and they don't even give it a try. The problem is, the stuff you see on Instagram makes up maybe, what, 1% of the entire pool of what yoga can be? That may be what your yoga looks like when you are a stick thin woman or a ridiculously strong man with Photoshop skills and/or a photography team, but for those of us who do not look like we were chiseled from marble (😂) and are using yoga to manage the daily stresses of life, the practice looks very very different.
I'm on a mission to fill the Internet with content containing real people with real bodies doing the real poses that actually make up our daily yoga practices. So my Yoga for Real Bodies library is designed for real people with real bodies living real, busy, lives. It has everything from one- minute tutorials to five-minute mini sequences that you can squeeze into even the busiest of days to full-length classes. Got any questions, feedback, or requests for future content? Leave it all for me in the comments below!