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Free Your Neck & Shoulders With Small (but Mighty) Self-Myofascial Release Techniques

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Feeling stressed? Been cranking away at your desk? Modern living doesn’t exactly lack a myriad of reasons why your neck and shoulders might be nagging or tense. Luckily, there’s a path to find relief. Here, Ariele Foster, PT, DPT, E-RYT—who leads YJ’s course, Fascia Release for Yoga—shares with you simple techniques that combine stretching and myofascial pressure points to release neck and shoulder tension. (You’ll need a few tennis balls, a small roller, and a wall.)

Myofascial release offers the same benefits of stretching—without risks of overstretching and damaging the joints. Want to learn more? Join Ariele Foster, PT, DPT, E-RYT, founder of, for Fascia Release for Yoga. In this six-week course, you’ll learn how to use self-myofascial release techniques with foam rollers, balls, and DIY props to support your practice, fix stiff spots, unwind adhesions or scar tissue, tune up your nervous system, and so much more. Sign up today and save 20%!