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Yoga for Snow Shoveling

Yoga for Snow Shoveling

A state of emergency has just been declared and we’re all hunkering down waiting for a potentially “historic blizzard” to hit.  It’s safe to assume there’s going to be a whole lot of shoveling going on.  And where’s there’s shovelingProper Snow Shoveling there’s the potential for sore shoulders and backs.  So even though the yoga center will remain closed through the storm, it doesn’t mean you can’t practice yoga.

To avoid strain or injury, practice conscious postural awareness while you are shoveling.  Bend your knees, engage your core and keep the spine lengthened when pushing and lifting the shovel. 

When you come in and warm up, try some après shoveling yoga.  For sore shoulders, do neck and shoulder rolls.  For a sore lower back, try some bridge rolls and a spinal twist. Here’s an online video you can watch (see Free the Spine).  

And for a complete back tune-up come to the 2-hour Yoga for Back Pain workshop, Saturday, January 31, 1-3 pm.  

Stay warm and safe.

Namasté

brahmi Gold-Bernstein

Director of TriYoga Boston, senior TriYoga Teacher, certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT), E-RYT 500. Practicing yoga since 1975, teaching since 1982. I met Yogini Kaliji in 1993 at the Unity in Yoga 100 year celebration of Vivekananda bringing yoga to America. It was a mudra class and I felt the energy immediately. I have personally experienced the healing and transformative power of TriYoga and witnessed it work its magic for so many others. After a high tech career of 25 years, including authoring 3 books, I now devote myself to ensuring the knowledge of TriYoga is available to those who seek it.

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