A Primer For Stretching & Strengthening
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In this straight-forward, easy-to-follow guide, yoga teacher Paisley Anne Close illuminates the four key actions to healthy shoulder alignment. Each action receives its own chapter full of detailed instructions, full-sized, color photos and multiple tools to help you free up stuck stress in your neck and shoulders. Instructions include embedded videos and are laid out through the book in an ordered sequence that can be practiced as a single yoga class. With increased strength and mobility in your shoulders, expect to have more energy, better posture and improved self-confidence. This book is suitable for anyone who wants health and vitality, even those who are new to yoga.
Great teacher, great book!
I’ve had the pleasure to take many of Paisley’s yoga classes for many years. Her teaching style is present, clear, open-hearted, and mindful and this book is no exception. Healthy Shoulders is beneficial for anyone who is feeling the weight of the world on their shoulders and would like a practice of relief.
Great book, instructions and photos/video
I bought this book after searching for a solution to pain, tightness and weakness in my shoulders and right arm due to a slipped disc in my neck. I have ZERO experience with yoga but was able to follow these detailed instructions with photos, video and clear writing. In addition to this book, the author has a great blog that I am now following as well. I have been through several rounds of physical therapy and my doctors have said there is nothing more they can do beyond prescribing drugs. But after about a month of doing these stretching and strengthening exercises, I am getting stronger and looser, and I’m in a lot less pain. The author even offers alternate ways to perform each stretch if the way described causes any pain or discomfort. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to explore some simple yet effective ways to stretch and strenghten your shoulders and improve your posture. I have shied away from yoga techniques because it seemed too difficult without one-on-one instruction and years of practice; but even if you’re a beginner (like me), this book is easy to follow. And because I’m making such rapid improvements, and feeling so much better, I am inspired and motivated to stick with it. Also, I read a lot of e-books and have found this one to be very well done in terms of writing, editing, formatting, photography and navigation.