Yoga to Free the Neck & Shoulder Girdle (Online)

It is so common that it even has several names: text neck, iHunch and iPosture. We all know the feeling of shoulder and neck tension after sitting and looking at text and computer screens for too long. Unfortunately, this pain and tension can become chronic, over time causing muscle strains, pinched nerves and herniated discs. In this online workshop, we’ll relieve this tension by not only stretching the muscles of the shoulder girdle and neck such as the pecs, rhomboids and triceps, but other important muscles to free up the shoulder blades. Master the art of micromovements and shoulder swirls to melt knots and cricks, and release adhesions. Explore diaphragmatic breathing, so you’re not always recruiting upper chest muscles. And learn to fully engage the mid-back core rather than relying on upper traps. Leave the workshop with some effective tools to combat the symptoms of iHunch and a better understanding the yoga way of being!

things to bring

  • Yoga mat

instructor

Photo of the instructor
Laraine Lippincott

Laraine Lippincott considers herself a yoga nerd and has been teaching yoga for 12 years. She started studying yoga while a student at Wellesley College and now specializes in Gentle Yoga. In her classes, she offers a fusion of Kripalu postures, Anusara heart openers, Kali Ray Triyoga flows and Kundalini breath work and mantras. A registered teacher with Yoga Alliance, she is also certified in Pilates, Kripalu Yoga Dance, Radiant Child Yoga, and Yoga Dance for Special Populations, and continues her studies for her Yoga Therapy certification through the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She has a Masters in Education and a Masters in Fine Arts, both from Boston University.