I have been making many long trips to visit many family over the last month. One day on my way home, I saw one of those orange construction signs along the side of the road that read "SHOULDER WORK". Though I realized that the sign was referring to the edge of the road, I thought of MY shoulders. So I put my hands on the steering wheel at 11 & 2, with shoulders/arms relaxed and did some shoulder raises, inhaling up, exhaling down. Then I did some slow shoulder circles. Lastly, I inhaled shoulders forward and back. The biggest challenge was keeping my eyes and focus on the road! I felt so refreshed after this little yogic practice. The last hour of my 21/2 hour drive went so fast! I felt refreshed and more focused on my driving. I found myself sitting more upright too!
I enjoy yoga as it brings peace to my life. Teaching yoga has brought joy to my life and given me a chance to encourage others in learning yoga.