A lot of clients come to me with neck pain.
And I’ve felt a decent amount of it myself – starting when I was a toddler, in fact.
My personal neck pain du jour tends toward a pinching inside my right shoulder blade that travels up and around to the back right side of my neck, locks the whole thing down and says (screams),
It’s a bizarrely trustworthy friend of mine that never fails to tell me when I’ve pushed beyond my current capacity.
So I (usually) back off, listen well and respond with love.
It sounds cheesy but it’s true.
Love in this case is some combo of movement, breath, rest and – above all – mindfulness.
I listen. I respond. My lockup unravels over the subsequent days. I start again with a bit more skill on my next loop around the Galaxy of Shoulder and Neck Junk. (Because what’s lovely is that I now get to visit lots of other galaxies too… yet when I return – eventually one day someday always – to the Galaxy of Shoulder and Neck Junk, I don’t freak out. I know how to take good care there too.)
And I get to share much of my training and learning with a handful (handful = 8 humans max) of people soon. Here’s the scoop:
Fridays, October 14, 21, 28 and November 4
$135 for series or $35 / one class drop-in
Cary Yoga Collective
2425 Kildaire Farm Road
“I just did 6 ways for the hips to move (10 minute practice) and it was wonderful! It was the perfect reinforcement that I needed for putting into practice what I learned in class.”
was my celebratory response to that note.
What I love about yoga therapy is that it’s all about how we transfer the tools of yoga to our everyday life. It’s real, on the ground, and in-the-dirt-of-it-all-
It’s about learning how to gently, skillfully and sometimes clunkily take good care.
I’d love to work with you on your cranky shoulders and neck.
I’m looking forward to it in a big way.
Take good care,
p.s. Forward this along to a friend and encourage them to join you for the series. There’s a wonderful coffee shop around the corner that’s perfect for post-class together time. Their lemon ginger tea is a personal favorite.