Advanced Shoulder Opener – Yoga for Knitters & Crocheters

Advanced Shoulder Opener – Yoga for Knitters & Crocheters



Last season I showed you a shoulder opener on your back,
so I’ve already showed for the beginners the same exact shoulder opener,
but on the wall, using the wall as a tool.
Now I’m going to show you the
more advanced versions of that shoulder opener
so that you can get deeper.
Especially if you’re an advanced practitioner,
and you really need to get right under the muscles,
right under the bones, to get into the shoulders
and really release some of that tension.
Alright, so I’ll show you
two modifications for the pose.
The first is, the only difference is, that you
have a cactus arm instead of a straight arm.
So as you come into the pose, you come onto your belly.
In our first variation we did last season,
your arm was straight.
Here you’re going to have a cactus arm.
That gets more into the front part of your shoulder
as opposed to the back part of your shoulders.
Bringing your right ear to the mat.
And then you’ll take your left finger tips
and you’ll tent them
and you’ll bend your elbow
and you’re going to scoot your body
over to the right a little bit more.
You’ll lift your left leg up to the sky
and you’ll bring your left leg over.
Inhale.
Exhale one.
Inhale.
Exhale two.
Maybe I can soften my foot a little bit more.
Inhale.
Exhale three.
And then come back through center and release.
The second variation is
you’re going to take your arm out,
like we did in our first video,
and you’re going to scoot over to the right a little bit.
You’re going to stack your hips.
And then you’re going to bring your knee in
and you’re going to grab hold of your knee.
So this is step one.
Step two would be trying to grab your big
toes
and kicking your leg up to the sky.
Then I would probably come to small child’s pose,
just to give my lower back some loving.
Let my arms relax.
Rest my belly on my thighs.


Advanced Shoulder Opener - Yoga for Knitters & Crocheters


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