Do you hold a lot of tension in your ribcage, around your heart and shoulder and neck area? Do you find it difficult to exhale and let go? Then this practice is for you.
In this short session using long-held poses, you will open up the chest from the inside out, allowing you to exhale longer and release stress, tension and emotion. The space created allows you to breath more deeply. You will also practice Pranayama that helps to elongate the exhale, supporting those effects even more.
You will also release tension in the neck and shoulder area and you may even feel a release of tension inside your head and around your brain. This can heighten your awareness of how thoughts alone can create physical tension throughout your body. You will end the practice with a guided Savasana and/or meditation. You'll feel softer, lighter, more open and less tense after this session. Different options are given for each pose, so you can adapt them to your needs.
Props: blanket, blocks, bolster and/or pillow.