Neck, shoulders, back

a 4 week course

 

Our ways of moving – and also not moving – often mean shoulders are tight, the neck stiff and the back achy. This can be a result of poor posture, muscle tension or overuse. And these parts of the body also tense when we feel stress or worried.

In this 4 week course we will work with balancing these effects, strengthening core and upper body, including neck, back and shoulders, as well as actively creating more mobility and passively releasing tension.

We need both stability and mobility because when the brain realises that muscles and tissue are weak or unstable, the nervous system responds by sending messages to those tissues to tighten up. So, muscles that are tight are often also weak. 

So, we need to send a message to the nervous system that it no longer needs to tighten up these tissues to protect the joints. And one way to do that is to strengthen and stabilise those muscles, while soothing the nervous system with some mobilisation and releasing stretches.

WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2   |   WEEK 3   |   WEEK 4

Week 1 – an initial look at balancing stability and mobility

Week 2 – shoulder opening and neck stability

Week 3 – shoulder stability and opening, core strength

Week 4 – core connection and shoulder opening