I love integrating shoulder mobility work into our standing poses in yoga, and triangle pose (trikonasana) is one of my favorite places for it. . In this particular sequence, I chose to hover my bottom hand, rather than prop it on my bottom leg, which also asks my lateral core musculature to work more in order to hold my torso steady here - an extra bonus! 🔥 . Hold a block in the hand of your top arm and use it to squeeze into in order to help you create tension through your entire arm. . Spin that arm into shoulder internal rotation and sweep your block behind you - like you’re trying to come into a half bind with that arm, but you’re hovering your arm off your back. (Does that make sense 🤔) . Then extend your arm, externally rotate it, and reach it to frame your ear - really feeling the shoulder & scapula movement taking place through this motion. . Repeat this a few times (I just did it twice in this video, but feel free to do more rounds!) . Then it’s time for the circular block pass - passing the block between your hands both overhead and then behind you. Do your best to keep your elbows *straight* as you make the block passes. . Pause with the block behind you and squeeze your palms into it. Rise to stand and actively lift the block toward the sky (helllllo posterior shoulder muscles!) . And then, finally, take a break from the evil block work and rest! 💙 . . . . . #evilshittodowithblocks #yogaprops #flowyoga #shoulders @jenni_rawlings jenni_rawlings Jenni Rawlings

  • Jenni Rawlings I love integrating shoulder mobility work into our standing poses in yoga, and triangle pose (trikonasana) is one of my favorite places for it.
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In this particular sequence, I chose to hover my bottom hand, rather than prop it on my bottom leg, which also asks my lateral core musculature to work more in order to hold my torso steady here - an extra bonus! 🔥
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Hold a block in the hand of your top arm and use it to squeeze into in order to help you create tension through your entire arm.
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Spin that arm into shoulder internal rotation and sweep your block behind you - like you’re trying to come into a half bind with that arm, but you’re hovering your arm off your back. (Does that make sense 🤔)
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Then extend your arm, externally rotate it, and reach it to frame your ear - really feeling the shoulder & scapula movement taking place through this motion.
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Repeat this a few times (I just did it twice in this video, but feel free to do more rounds!)
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Then it’s time for the circular block pass - passing the block between your hands both overhead and then behind you. Do your best to keep your elbows *straight* as you make the block passes.
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Pause with the block behind you and squeeze your palms into it. Rise to stand and actively lift the block toward the sky (helllllo posterior shoulder muscles!)
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And then, finally, take a break from the evil block work and rest! 💙
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#evilshittodowithblocks #yogaprops #flowyoga #shoulders

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    1 week ago
  • I love integrating shoulder mobility work into our standing poses in yoga, and triangle pose (trikonasana) is one of my favorite places for it. . In this particular sequence, I chose to hover my bottom hand, rather than prop it on my bottom leg, which also asks my lateral core musculature to work more in order to hold my torso steady here - an extra bonus! 🔥 . Hold a block in the hand of your top arm and use it to squeeze into in order to help you create tension through your entire arm. . Spin that arm into shoulder internal rotation and sweep your block behind you - like you’re trying to come into a half bind with that arm, but you’re hovering your arm off your back. (Does that make sense 🤔) . Then extend your arm, externally rotate it, and reach it to frame your ear - really feeling the shoulder & scapula movement taking place through this motion. . Repeat this a few times (I just did it twice in this video, but feel free to do more rounds!) . Then it’s time for the circular block pass - passing the block between your hands both overhead and then behind you. Do your best to keep your elbows *straight* as you make the block passes. . Pause with the block behind you and squeeze your palms into it. Rise to stand and actively lift the block toward the sky (helllllo posterior shoulder muscles!) . And then, finally, take a break from the evil block work and rest! 💙 . . . . . #evilshittodowithblocks #yogaprops #flowyoga #shoulders https://scontent-frx5-1.cdninstagram.com/v/t51.2885-15/e35/66329210_488467381965062_722007614412201494_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-frx5-1.cdninstagram.com&oh=1809fe95d54a4d319341fbbe1e77e726&oe=5D5EF01D jenni_rawlings

    I love integrating shoulder mobility work into our standing poses in yoga, and triangle pose (trikonasana) is one of my favorite places for it.
    .
    In this particular sequence, I chose to hover my bottom hand, rather than prop it on my bottom leg, which also asks my lateral core musculature to work more in order to hold my torso steady here - an extra bonus! 🔥
    .
    Hold a block in the hand of your top arm and use it to squeeze into in order to help you create tension through your entire arm.
    .
    Spin that arm into shoulder internal rotation and sweep your block behind you - like you’re trying to come into a half bind with that arm, but you’re hovering your arm off your back. (Does that make sense 🤔)
    .
    Then extend your arm, externally rotate it, and reach it to frame your ear - really feeling the shoulder & scapula movement taking place through this motion.
    .
    Repeat this a few times (I just did it twice in this video, but feel free to do more rounds!)
    .
    Then it’s time for the circular block pass - passing the block between your hands both overhead and then behind you. Do your best to keep your elbows *straight* as you make the block passes.
    .
    Pause with the block behind you and squeeze your palms into it. Rise to stand and actively lift the block toward the sky (helllllo posterior shoulder muscles!)
    .
    And then, finally, take a break from the evil block work and rest! 💙
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    #evilshittodowithblocks #yogaprops #flowyoga #shoulders

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kulmuz - KF 1 week ago

How can you consistently come up with amazing ideas?! Can't wait to try it out.

pushtiyoga - Debi 1 week ago

I was just reading @dr_yogi.gare and was thinking about adding the squeezing of blocks into my practice today and as if by magic my gorgeous guru comes up with this! Thank you Jenni xxxx