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One Minute Yoga: Shoulder Poses and Stretches

Welcome to One Minute Yoga. This series of One Minute shoulder exercises will help bring the benefits of yoga to your busy life. 

We are delighted to introduce you to mom and yoga teacher, Michelle Moroney from The Cliffs Of Moher Retreat who takes you through each move step-by-step. Enjoy!

Exercise 1

What does the exercise do?
A great stretch for lengthening the pectoral or bra strap muscles. The front of our chest can get very tight from nursing or feeding baby, carrying children, driving, and life in general.

How often you aim to do it?
It’s a nice one to do with a dressing gown tie while waiting for the kettle to boil in the morning!

Exercise 2

What does the exercise do?
Great pose to get into the parts of the back and shoulders we rarely visit. Don’t forget to bend your knees if it’s too strong in your legs.

Come out carefully and definitely practice as often as possible!

Exercise 3

What does the exercise do?
This pose opens the top of our shoulders and arms. Remember to engage the core and make sure that your lower back feels happy at all times.

It’s a tough pose but after we feel a great sense of space across the whole of the upper body.

How often you aim to do it?
Build up your time and try to breathe and relax. Do not practice if you are pregnant as this pose requires that you lie on your belly.

Exercise 4

If you can’t get into this pose, try to start with your head further back from the wall. If that doesn’t work, bring your head even further back.

How often you aim to do it?
As you progress in this pose you will gradually get your head closer and closer.

Be mindful of engaging your core and make sure your lower back is happy.
Try Michelle's One Minute Hip Stretches here.
 

eumom strongly recommends that you consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program. You should be in good physical condition and be able to participate in the exercise.

Not recommended within 6 weeks of normal delivery, 12 weeks for cesarean or difficult birth. If you have had Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) during pregnancy please consult your physician before commencing yoga.

Make sure you exercise in a light area, with enough free space around you. Wear comfortable clothing so you can move freely. If you feel dizzy, light-headed, faint or if you experience any other discomforts, stop exercising immediately and consult a medical doctor.

You are responsible for your condition during your workout. Exercise within your limits. Never force or strain. Seek attention and advice as appropriate.


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