3 Deep Chest Openers + MFR

3 Deep Chest Openers + MFR

Are your shoulders rounded & causing pain?

Feeling closed off physically and emotionally?

Need to open your body and mind?
But want to do so in a safe, gentle way?

When the world feels heavy on our shoulders we tend to move inward and close off.
This can cause our posture to become hunched or rounded with the shoulders and chest pulled inward.

Not only can this lead to a feeling of tightness or constriction in the chest and make breathing difficult, but it can close us off emotionally as well.

Being closed off means you feel guarded or resistant to vulnerability and emotional expression. It can manifest as an unwillingness to open up to others, to be defensive or reactive, or to avoid situations that could trigger emotional discomfort.

Both physical and emotional closure can be interconnected and impact overall well-being.

I invite you to roll out your mat, grab a tennis ball and some blocks or pillows and let’s encourage some compassion, receptivity, and openness to come to the surface.

Unlock tight chest muscles and experience a deep release with this chest opening yoga practice.

Focus on expanding your heart center through gentle, yet intentional postures that encourage relaxation and release through stillness in the poses and feel the tension melt away.

What you’ll experience:

🌸 Expansion of the chest and heart area, improving posture and breathing.
🌸 Creation emotional openness, receptivity and vulnerability.
🌸 Increases compassion for yourself & others.
🌸 Time to be still, relax, and release tension.


👉 PROPS: Tennis ball, two blocks or pillows
🌟 All Levels Welcome
👐 Wrist Friendly
🧘‍♀️ Inversion Free Options provided.

See you on the mat 💖

Enjoy! Be well.
Remember to breathe.
🙏🏼Namaste my friends🙏🏼

Got more time? Try this next: Improve Your Posture Through Yoga

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Yoga for Menopause: Cool Down, Chill Out

Yoga for Menopause: Cool Down, Chill Out

for Hot Flashes, Irritability, & Anxiety Plus it’s Wrist Friendly

If everything bugs you, you’re hot, cranky, and just don’t wanna, it’s time to Cool Down & Chill Out with Yoga for Menopause. 
This no standing, gentle, cooling practice helps shut out outside stress.

When irritability, anxiety, hot flashes, and excess energy creep in, a cooling practice, like this one, is way more effective in soothing your symptoms than an active, heating yoga flow.  

Longer holds allow you to not only connect with your breath and feel more grounded but to SLOW DOWN. 
It’s so important to let the nervous system settle when we feel frazzled. 

👉 Even if you’re NOT menopausal but you’re feeling cranky, irritable and need a personal “time out”,
this practice is just what you need.

👉 Grab a Blanket or Large Towel and roll it up.
🌟 Good for ALL Levels.  
🖐 Wrist Friendly means little or no pressure on the wrists but gripping and grabbing are possible.

More about this practice:

 Crocodile Pose starts you off bringing you inward for reflection and to literally and figuratively shut out the outside stressors.  
There’s Heart opening for compassion for yourself and for others.
Gentle Hip openers because who doesn’t love a good hip opener?
Some Sitali pranayama to cool off our mouths, minds, and throats (in case some not-so-nice words came out recently).  
A super calming restorative pose…you’ll have to do the practice to find out what it is…
finished with savasana…ahhh, savasana.    

All in about 20 minutes. 

Affirmations in this video:

💚 My heart overflows with compassion and kindness for myself and others 💚
💚 I breathe in calmness and breathe out stress  💚
💚 I relax my body and breathe in calm energy  💚
💚 Right now, all is well in my world 💚
Repeat it until you believe it.

Enjoy! Be well.
 Remember to breathe.
🙏🏼Namaste my friends🙏🏼

Want more Yoga for Menopause?  Menopause Playlist