VIEW IN BROWSER
21Day   




WATCH TODAY'S VIDEO >


facebook twitter google plus pinterest tumblr  
week1 week2 week3
Day 6: Beginner



Shoulder Openers with Kate Holcombe

Neck and shoulder soreness are exceedingly common, affecting active sorts and couch potatoes alike. Before you spring for a massage or other bodywork, try this therapeutic practice by Kate Holcombe. You'll need a chair where you can sit comfortably with your back straight.

In this sequence, you'll be introduced to a yogic breathing technique called sitali, which has a cooling and calming effect. It's one of the few techniques that involve breathing through the mouth. If you can't curl your tongue (it's a genetic thing), you can practice an alternative technique called sitkari, parting the lips and teeth slightly and resting the tip of the tongue between the teeth.


Watch Today's Video »



Challenge Tip

Anytime is a good time for yoga. But some practices are better than others for certain times of day. A practice that leaves you deeply relaxed is great before you hit the hay but not before you hit the road. Similarly, it's best to avoid an energizing practice when you're settling in for the night. Choosing the right practice takes practice.



Today's Recipe: Avocado-Spinach
Panini


Smoked sun-dried tomatoes give this vegan sandwich a hearty taste and texture.

Get Today's Recipe »



UNSUBSCRIBE | PRIVACY POLICY | MORE NEWSLETTERS

© 2012 Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc., An Active Interest Media Company
475 Sansome Street, Suite 850, San Francisco, CA 94111

Please add yogajournal@email.yogajournal.com to your Email Address
Book or Safe List to ensure the delivery of this newsletter to your inbox.