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Free Your Neck & Shoulders With Small (but Mighty) Self-Myofascial Release Techniques


All it takes is 15 minutes, a few tennis balls, and a wall.

Feeling stressed? Been cranking away at your desk? Modern living doesn’t exactly lack a myriad of reasons why your neck and shoulders might be nagging or tense. Luckily, there’s a path to find relief. Here, Ariele Foster, PT, DPT, E-RYT—who leads YJ’s course, Fascia Release for Yoga—shares with you simple techniques that combine stretching and myofascial pressure points to release neck and shoulder tension. (You’ll need a few tennis balls, a small roller, and a wall.)

Myofascial release offers the same benefits of stretching—without risks of overstretching and damaging the joints. Want to learn more? Join Ariele Foster, PT, DPT, E-RYT, founder of YogaAnatomyAcademy.com, for Fascia Release for Yoga. In this six-week course, you’ll learn how to use self-myofascial release techniques with foam rollers, balls, and DIY props to support your practice, fix stiff spots, unwind adhesions or scar tissue, tune up your nervous system, and so much more. Sign up today!

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Tapping as a Tool for Transformation


Tapping is a simple way to bring awareness to your body. Try it before your next yoga sequence and notice how you feel.

Model Noemi Nunez demonstrates a technique from yoga teacher Tatiana Forero Puerta which can help calm your sympathetic (“fight or flight”) and activate your parasympathetic nervous system (“rest and digest”).

For the full sequence, see 5 Practices to Invite Transformation

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Energy Medicine Yoga: This Variation on Eye-of-the-Needle Pose Boosts Vitality


Strengthen your immune system with this modified version that activates a powerful underlying energy system called Celtic Weave.

Keep your health in check by modifying your Sucirandhrasana (Eye-of-the-Needle Pose) with a powerful Energy Medicine Yoga technique. Here, teachers Lauren Walker and Donna Eden—who both lead our online course, Energy Medicine Yoga—share how a slight tweak activates a powerful energy system called Celtic Weave.

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In YJ’s online course, Energy Medicine Yoga: Transformation Through the Subtle Body, renowned energy healer and Eden Energy Medicine pioneer Donna Eden and Energy Medicine Yoga creator Lauren Walker lead an eight-week training that will shift longstanding patterns in your underlying energy. Find out more and sign up today!

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Energy Medicine Yoga: This Variation on Cobra Pose Improves Circulation in the Subtle Body


Strengthen your subtle energy systems and step up blood flow with this variation from Lauren Walker.

Get both energy and blood flowing better through your body with a modified Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose). Here, Lauren Walker and Donna Eden—who co-teach our upcoming course, Energy Medicine Yoga—show you how to strengthen your subtle energy systems and step up your circulation with just a few simple additions to this yoga posture.

In YJ’s new online course, Energy Medicine Yoga: Transformation Through the Subtle Body, renowned energy healer and Eden Energy Medicine pioneer Donna Eden and Energy Medicine Yoga creator Lauren Walker lead an eight-week training that will shift longstanding patterns in your underlying energy, which affects your mind, body, and spirit. You will learn how to activate your innate healing for greater balance, vitality, and well-being. Find out more and sign up today!

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Energy Medicine Yoga: This Variation on Anjali Mudra Releases Pent-Up Emotions


The modification taps into a powerful meridian that governs your stress response.

When it comes to working with your subtle energy, a slight alteration in hand position can make all the difference. For example, let’s take Anjali Mudra (Salutation Seal). Here, teachers Donna Eden and Lauren Walker—who both lead our upcoming course, Energy Medicine Yoga—show you a modification that connects your throat and heart chakras and taps into a powerful meridian that governs your fight, flight, or freeze response. The results? You’ll release “stuck” energy and suppressed emotions, so you can free yourself from stress and tap into inner calm and compassion.

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In YJ’s new online course, Energy Medicine Yoga: Transformation Through the Subtle Body, renowned energy healer and Eden Energy Medicine pioneer Donna Eden and Energy Medicine Yoga creator Lauren Walker lead an eight-week training that will shift longstanding patterns in your underlying energy, which affects your mind, body, and spirit. You will learn how to activate your innate healing for greater balance, vitality, and well-being. Find out more and sign up today!

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