In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna tells Arjuna, “On this path no effort is wasted, no gain is ever reversed.” A comforting thought when we’re nose first in crow pose – dust off the schnoz and try to fly again! But what about when those wings get a little damaged in flight? Yes, injuries are difficult to deal with and certainly humbling on our journey through yoga practice, but it’s not to say there aren’t some steps we can take along the way to help prevent future emergency landings.
We’re especially excited to present the latest YD Giveaway in the #365Yoga Journey, an incredibly valuable webinar series courtesy of Yoga Therapy Web – Creating a Safe Yoga Practice – Keys to Preventing and Healing Shoulder Injuries. Hellooo Nurse!
WIN: Free 2-part webinar series led by renowned yoga therapist Dr. Loren Fishman and author Ellen Saltonstall focusing on the anatomy, health and injury prevention of the shoulder joint. *cough* rotator cuff *cough*.
Monday, May 2 and May 9
8:30 pm EST / 5:30 pm PST
*sessions will also be recorded and available for download following.
In this 2-part webinar, Loren and Ellen will focus on the anatomy of the shoulder joint, and how to keep the shoulder joint healthy. Shoulder injuries are among the most common yoga injuries, but a strong healthy shoulder joint is also essential for helping us practice key yoga poses, not just arm balances and inversions, but chaturanga, downward dog, and so on. In this webinar, Loren and Ellen will also go into detail about:
* the anatomy and kinesiology of the shoulder
* the most common errors people make in their yoga practice
* the yoga postures which put students the most at risk of shoulder injuries
* key points of a safe practice
Bonus Q&A segment – so prepare you questions! Awesome opportunity for students and teachers.
Read more about Loren Fishman and his work Sciatica.org
Read more about Ellen Saltonstall and her yoga workshops Mohiniyoga.com
HOW TO ENTER: We yogadorks can usually name a laundry list of reasons why we love yoga. Come to think of it, we’ve probably a lot of sweaty laundry too! er…well, we can get excited about yoga, but when we have setbacks like an injury, or you know, life, it can be tough to slow down and make a pit stop to reboot. In a world of go go go, it’s easy forget to slow down and take care of ourselves, until we have to. To enter this giveaway, simply add in the comments one good thing you do just for yourself, or one thing you have the intention of doing like taking supta baddha konasana every night, meditating in the morning, indulging your baking fetish, or reading 20 minutes before bed. Maybe it will inspire others, and maybe it will help you make it happen this time! Can be yoga or non. Slow down tiger, check in with yourself. Ahimsa, yeah?
Giveaway closes end of Friday, April 29th. Winner will be chosen at random and announced Saturday the 30th. Good luck!!
UPDATE: We have a winner…CONGRATS to Eve!
Thank you all so much for entering. We hope this has stirred up inspiration for you to continue appreciating the pauses in your practice as well.