Here’s one of my favorite dynamic shoulder stretches! We use a blanket slide to take our shoulder actively through its range of motion, targeting both abduction and flexion. . This little sequence would fit well at just about any point in a yoga class, but it would make a particularly good prep for downward dog, dolphin pose, and handstand. Don’t you think? . Start in a hands-and-knees position with one hand on the blanket. Arc the blanket forward and across your midline as you lower down onto the forearm of your opposite arm. . Feel for a stretch through your lateral shoulder, and also maybe down the side seam of your body as well! . Repeat this dynamic shoulder side stretch as many times as you’d like on each side. (In this video I just demoed one on each side for time’s sake.) . After the dynamic side stretches, place both forearms on the blanket and glide them straight forward into a great shoulder flexion stretch. . Once you’ve reached the end range of your shoulder flexion, bend both elbows and bring your thumbs to or toward the base of your neck for an additional upper arm stretch. . Then re-straighten your elbows, place your forearms down, and slide the blanket back toward you to return to your starting position. Again, repeat as many times as you’d like, and on your last round, consider pausing for a final few moments in a longer-held shoulder & elbow flexion stretch, paying attention to your breath and any sensations you feel in your upper body here. . Let me know how it goes if you decide to practice or teach this excellent gliding shoulder flow! 💙 . . . . . #shoulders #shoulder #yogablanket #yogapractice @jenni_rawlings jenni_rawlings Jenni Rawlings

  • Jenni Rawlings Here’s one of my favorite dynamic shoulder stretches! We use a blanket slide to take our shoulder actively through its range of motion, targeting both abduction and flexion.
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This little sequence would fit well at just about any point in a yoga class, but it would make a particularly good prep for downward dog, dolphin pose, and handstand. Don’t you think?
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Start in a hands-and-knees position with one hand on the blanket. Arc the blanket forward and across your midline as you lower down onto the forearm of your opposite arm.
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Feel for a stretch through your lateral shoulder, and also maybe down the side seam of your body as well!
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Repeat this dynamic shoulder side stretch as many times as you’d like on each side. (In this video I just demoed one on each side for time’s sake.)
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After the dynamic side stretches, place both forearms on the blanket and glide them straight forward into a great shoulder flexion stretch.
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Once you’ve reached the end range of your shoulder flexion, bend both elbows and bring your thumbs to or toward the base of your neck for an additional upper arm stretch.
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Then re-straighten your elbows, place your forearms down, and slide the blanket back toward you to return to your starting position. Again, repeat as many times as you’d like, and on your last round, consider pausing for a final few moments in a longer-held shoulder & elbow flexion stretch, paying attention to your breath and any sensations you feel in your upper body here.
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Let me know how it goes if you decide to practice or teach this excellent gliding shoulder flow! 💙
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#shoulders #shoulder #yogablanket #yogapractice

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  • Here’s one of my favorite dynamic shoulder stretches! We use a blanket slide to take our shoulder actively through its range of motion, targeting both abduction and flexion. . This little sequence would fit well at just about any point in a yoga class, but it would make a particularly good prep for downward dog, dolphin pose, and handstand. Don’t you think? . Start in a hands-and-knees position with one hand on the blanket. Arc the blanket forward and across your midline as you lower down onto the forearm of your opposite arm. . Feel for a stretch through your lateral shoulder, and also maybe down the side seam of your body as well! . Repeat this dynamic shoulder side stretch as many times as you’d like on each side. (In this video I just demoed one on each side for time’s sake.) . After the dynamic side stretches, place both forearms on the blanket and glide them straight forward into a great shoulder flexion stretch. . Once you’ve reached the end range of your shoulder flexion, bend both elbows and bring your thumbs to or toward the base of your neck for an additional upper arm stretch. . Then re-straighten your elbows, place your forearms down, and slide the blanket back toward you to return to your starting position. Again, repeat as many times as you’d like, and on your last round, consider pausing for a final few moments in a longer-held shoulder & elbow flexion stretch, paying attention to your breath and any sensations you feel in your upper body here. . Let me know how it goes if you decide to practice or teach this excellent gliding shoulder flow! 💙 . . . . . #shoulders #shoulder #yogablanket #yogapractice https://scontent-ber1-1.cdninstagram.com/v/t51.2885-15/e35/66268117_480654002734372_5365250631031036126_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-ber1-1.cdninstagram.com&oh=0520738151694b57c45988604b616836&oe=5D5E0E0A jenni_rawlings

    Here’s one of my favorite dynamic shoulder stretches! We use a blanket slide to take our shoulder actively through its range of motion, targeting both abduction and flexion.
    .
    This little sequence would fit well at just about any point in a yoga class, but it would make a particularly good prep for downward dog, dolphin pose, and handstand. Don’t you think?
    .
    Start in a hands-and-knees position with one hand on the blanket. Arc the blanket forward and across your midline as you lower down onto the forearm of your opposite arm.
    .
    Feel for a stretch through your lateral shoulder, and also maybe down the side seam of your body as well!
    .
    Repeat this dynamic shoulder side stretch as many times as you’d like on each side. (In this video I just demoed one on each side for time’s sake.)
    .
    After the dynamic side stretches, place both forearms on the blanket and glide them straight forward into a great shoulder flexion stretch.
    .
    Once you’ve reached the end range of your shoulder flexion, bend both elbows and bring your thumbs to or toward the base of your neck for an additional upper arm stretch.
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    Then re-straighten your elbows, place your forearms down, and slide the blanket back toward you to return to your starting position. Again, repeat as many times as you’d like, and on your last round, consider pausing for a final few moments in a longer-held shoulder & elbow flexion stretch, paying attention to your breath and any sensations you feel in your upper body here.
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    Let me know how it goes if you decide to practice or teach this excellent gliding shoulder flow! 💙
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    #shoulders #shoulder #yogablanket #yogapractice

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pushtiyoga - Debi 2 weeks ago

Oh Jenni I’ve just posted my twisty Prasarita P and I could add this as a super twist 🤔