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Muscle Imbalances: Using Yoga to Prevent and Heal Neck & Shoulder Pain

Sat. First class: Upper back and neck alignment
Second class: Scapula and neck
Sun. First class: More scapula, and relationship to shoulder joint
Second class: Shoulder joint and rotator cuff


St. Paul Yoga Center
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1162 Selby Avenue - Corner Studio, St. Paul MN, US 55104

Type of Event

  • Workshop

Yoga Styles



Oct 27 to
Oct 28
12:30 pmto16:30 pm

Julie will teach four sessions:
Saturday 12:30-3:30pm and 5:00-7:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-1:00pm and 2:30-4:30pm



Full Description

Muscle imbalances around the upper back, neck and shoulders can cause and contribute to pain and injuries in those areas. On the other hand, a well-structured Yoga practice can help correct imbalances, prevent problems and bring relief to students who come to class seeking help with previous injuries.

In this class, we will study important muscle groups in the neck and shoulders, including the trapezius, pectorals, serratus anterior and the rotator cuff. We'll look at common imbalances (strong vs. weak and tight vs. flexible) in these muscles and how they contribute to mis-alignments and movement patterns that set the stage for problems. Then we'll pratice yoga poses and sequences that correct imbalances, improve alignment and relieve pain.

These will be active classes and therefore are not recommended for people with severe problems or significantly limited mobility.

One year of yoga experience is suggested.