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Yoga for Knitters & Crocheters! How To Reduce Shoulder Pain

May 7th, 2016

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Are you ready for a serious stretch? You’ve tried out most of AJ’s yoga poses, now it’s time for a deep shoulder opener. Get on the floor and try out this pose for some stretching.

This is pose is a great remedy for tight shoulders and necks, perfect not only for knitters and crocheters but for anyone that works at the computer for extended periods.

Give this pose a try by following the video below!

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Fight Shoulder Pain with this Simple Stretch!

April 30th, 2016

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Does knitting or crocheting give you pain in your shoulders? Does it prevent you from stitching on?

AJ’s got another great stretch for you! This simple technique is surprisingly effective for working out tight shoulders, arms, and wrists. Try this out next time you take a break from you knitting and get your blood flowing!

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Yoga for Knitters & Crocheters: Stretch out Your Carpal Tunnel

April 23rd, 2016

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Do you suffer from carpal tunnel?

I took one of AJ’s yoga classes before Yoga with Shira and I remember she had me do this pose.  It doesn’t look so intense but let me tell you, my facial expressions say it all!  I was so surprised.  I do suffer from carpal tunnel and this stretch, if done correctly, with breathing, can really help over time.

Try it out by following along!

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Yoga for Knitters & Crocheters: Twist Around

April 16th, 2016

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Give a little twist and a little shout! I’m kidding no shouting.

This pose is going to help you out if have been sitting and knitting or crocheting all day. After doing this pose I felt like my body was longer! I know that sounds crazy but the idea of twisting and moving my arms that whole upper body movement really felt good!

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Roar Like a Lion! A Yogic Breathing Technique for Tension!

April 9th, 2016

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There is no question I am a big fan of sighing! When I am stressed I am like the big bad wolf, blowing houses down with my sighs. So I was so excited when AJ told me about this breathing technique! Lion’s Breath helps to stretch your face which is so important for us knitters and crocheters. You may not even be aware of it, but it’s easy to tense up your face and neck when doing repetitive, precise needlework.

So, if you are one of those tense knitters or crocheters, or just want to get out your everyday frustrations, Lion’s Breath is Perfect for you!

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