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Articles tagged “shoulder stretch”

Free Pop-Up Yoga Class at the San Francisco Airport Yoga Lounge

New York Times Yoga Airport

 

So I’ll be transiting through the San Francisco airport–SFO–for about 8 hours on Wednesday, July 11.

It’s about enough time to pop out to the city for a meal, but not much else.

 

SFO Airport Yoga Room

 

Thankfully, SFO recently opened a yoga room (see above), so I’ll be checking it out and doing my own practice there. It looks a bit corporate, but there seems to be free yoga mats.

If you join me in July, I’ll lead a free yoga class or private for you…provided that you follow the yoga room etiquette below. Get in touch with me to let me know.

SFO Airport Yoga Room Etiquette

 

How do you relax when you travel? Share your tips with me in the comments below.

 

Signature from Bettina of Active Hands Yoga

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from top to bottom by Ben Garvin for the New York Times, YogaDork, Larah of the Pollen Path

Back and Shoulder Stretch Exercises

To follow up on last week’s video to strengthen your wrists, I offer you this week two stretches for your upper back and shoulders against the wall. If you have discomfort in your wrists, most likely it also affects your entire arm, including your shoulders.

If you have any kind of pain, however, step away from the computer and go see a doctor! If you’re already in pain, stretching may even make it worse.

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ACTION STEP: Set your timer until your next 5-minute work break. When the timer goes off, try these exercises. Stay as long in the stretch as it feels good to do so, breathing slowly and evenly.

Do this every day for one week, and let me know if you notice any difference.

Any other questions about yoga, meditation, or healthy living running through your head all day? Let me know and I’ll answer you in next Thursday’s Q and A.

xoxo,

Bettina