Yin Yoga for Chest & Shoulders | Letting Go Of Old Energies

Yoga can be a lifesaver when it comes to reversing the damage done by bad posture. Performing certain poses can help you release muscles that are tight and strengthening muscles that are weak. This is essential for poor posture because with tight chests and shoulders, comes weak back, neck, and core muscles.
Heart-opening yoga poses can also help to prevent future damage when done on a regular basis.Practice these poses when your posture feels slumped, or after a long day of sitting. You’ll need a mat, a bolster or pillow, and two yoga blocks.Place a bolster or pillow going up and down your mat.
Sit in front of it, then lower your back and head onto the bolster. Your hips should stay on the ground.
Extend your arms straight out to the sides. You can keep your feet on the ground or straighten your legs down the mat. Close your eyes and relax here for 10 breaths.Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet hip-width distance apart on the floor. Try to bring your feet close enough to your body that you can touch your heels with your fingertips.
Inhale to slowly lift your hips up towards the sky to come into a bridge pose.
Then, interlace your hands underneath your lower back and squeeze your shoulder blades towards each other. Engage your lower abs and hold for 8 breaths.Strengthen the muscles along your spine to improve posture.
Flip around so you’re on your belly, with your legs together and straight behind you. Bend your elbows and place your palms on the mat next to your ribs so that your elbows point up towards the sky. Rest your forehead on your mat so that the back of your neck is long.
On an inhale, firmly press the tops of your feet down onto your mat as you lift your head, chest, and palms off the ground. Hold for 5 seconds, then release on an exhale.
Repeat for a total of 3 rounds.Take baby cobra to the next level with this version that stretches the entire front of the body, from the chest and shoulders down to the belly and hip flexors.
Begin in the same starting position as above, lying on your belly with your palms on the mat, stacking your elbows above your wrists.
Engage your abs, then inhale to press into your palms to lift your head and chest off the mat, keeping your hands on the mat.
Maintain a slight bend in your elbows and keep your shoulders back and down. Hold for 3 to 5 breaths, then slowly lower back down to the starting position.
Repeat for a total of 3 rounds.