Hi, I’m Carolyne Heldman for Zenergy Yoga
Studio in Denver, Colorado on behalf of Expert Village. Poses like Shalabha, Sarvanga-Asana
and Hala-Asana, shoulder stand and plow your neck and your well, mostly your neck is really
at risk. Not scary, scary risk but you just need to take caution. The best way to prevent
any neck injuries is to use props. So we take blankets, two, three sometimes four even.
The folded nice edge, the smooth edge goes towards the back of the mat. You stack at
least two up. I’m going to use two but I’d prefer it if you use four. And then you find
your shoulder blades at the very very edge of the mat. So my shoulders are going to be
at the edge of the blanket my head off the blanket so that my neck is completely lifted
off of the floor. So there’s no pressure at all on the neck. The shoulders lay down, they’re
right on the edge there and my head is resting on the mat with no pressure at all on my neck.
No attachment at all. And you roll your feet up and over. Support your low back with your
hands and then walk your shoulder blades in towards one another, not down your back but
in and keep pressure on the low back supporting that back and keeping your neck safe.