We all know how it feels to have neck pain. It can be very painful, limit us in movement and cause headache or upper back pain.
In a time where computers and phones are becoming more and more important, we spend so much time staring at our devices, without being aware until we feel the pain.
Did you know that our head weighs around 4,5kg (10 pounds)? Now imagine having your head tilt forward for hours and hours, whilst using your phone, sitting at the desk, reading a book.
Do you think that is healthy?
I have put a few neck stretching exercises together, which should help to reduce neck discomfort. Make sure you repeat these exercises regularly and take a few breaks at work where you are not starring at a screen.
In my new YouTube video, I am showing you 8 yoga asanas which you can do when menstruating.
You might feel low in energy, or you might have extreme pain, your mood changes, you feel tired, bloated, or you just want to stay in bed for the first few days of your period. This is what all women have to deal with.
This is an important time for women to listen to our bodies, to reconnect, feel grounded and relaxed.
If you do want to do some yoga though, you should avoid strong asanas particularly strong backbends, twists, arm balances, standing positions that put a lot of stress on the abdominal and pelvic region and inversions, because they are against the natural flow and this is why it is so controversial.
Gentle forward bends are nice as they give a light massage to the abdominal and pelvic region
and bring calmness to the mind.
Pranayama, breathing techniques are very useful during menstruation, yoga nidra and meditation. They help to feel more grounded and helps to calm the mind.
Are you a runner? If yes, do you stretch after your workout?
Now, I have got exciting news for you, as I have filmed a 20 min yoga sequence for all my running friends and those who love to do cardio training.
This little stretching sequence is mainly targeting the hips, hamstrings and quads. Ideally you do this yoga sequence AFTER your CARDIO training.
Do you have a yoga wheel at home and you don’t know what to do with it?
In this video I am sharing with you my favourite stretches using the yoga wheel. I think the yoga wheel is a great addition to my yoga practice and helped me so much in opening up my upper back and shoulders.
Have you ever spent time stretching and strengthening your feet?
In my YouTube video I am sharing my favourite foot exercises with you. If you exercise your feet regularly, it will improve your foot health and it will also reduce your risk of injury.
Here are a few more tips, which will help to keep your feet healthy:
1. Walk barefoot (indoors) 2. Don’t wear shoes that are too tight 3. Give your feet a massage 4. Strengthen & stretch your feet 5. Avoid wearing high heels too often 6. Lift your legs up now and again to take the weight off them 7. Wash your feet regularly, cut your toe nails, keep them clean
I hope I can motivate you to try out my exercises. Our feet carry us around, so please look after them!
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