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Shoulder and Upper Back Tension Release Tip

Use this rolled towel technique to release tension in the upper back and shoulders at home. You can try it while meditating, during Savasana at the end of your yoga practice or just relax for a ten minute cat nap. In the video I explain how to set up your towel, level with the lower edge of your scapula (shoulder blades). Move the towel slightly up or down from here until you find your comfortable spot!

While lying on your back consciously release and relax your back muscles, surrendering to the support of the floor and towel beneath you. Every time you exhale, release and relax at little more.

Listen to your body. If it becomes uncomfortable simply remove the towel. If your back is very tense slowly work up from just a few minutes towards ten minutes at each session. Always stop if it becomes uncomfortable. Enjoy.

Ask questions or let me know how you got on in the comments below.