In my previous posts, I discussed some of the issues I have with pain and mobility as a result of my large bust, and went on to discuss a few methods I use to work on some of those issues. Today, I offer a few more of my favorites that help address the stagnant, burdensome way my upper body often feels.

You know that phrase “the weight of the world is on my shoulders?” Sometimes my own globes make me feel this in a very physical way. I’ve found that adding dynamic movements bring a renewed feeling of circulation into my shoulder girdle. I don’t look nearly as lovely and coordinated as Jill when I teach this, but the Pranic Bath is one of my favorites.

When your chest depresses your scapulae and draws your upper body forward all day, you definitely feel it in your neck. You can find me attempting some form of simple neck stretches throughout the day, including this nice seated variation.

I’ve already discussed addressing the trapezius from the top, and this Roll Model technique is a great addition to grab up the traps from another angle.

Try to keep your upper body moving throughout the day, my busty legion, even if it’s just neck circles at your desk.

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Tiffany Holmes

I'm Tiffany! A technical writer, yoga teacher, and CrossFitter in the bustling metropolis of Fort Wayne, Indiana. I like moving, breathing, lifting heavy things and putting them back down, falling off of my bike, cooking and then eating what I cook, knitting, dorking around in the woods, petting dogs, and a bunch of other things. I try to help people to move better and understand how they are put together.

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Alicia

Love love love the Pranic Bath from YTU! I have started incorporating this incredible shoulder movement into my regular vinyasa flow classes and can how much my students are enjoying the sensation of “flossing” in their shoulder joints. I also use it to teach them the difference btween shoulder flexion and shoulder extension and demonstration how rare extension comes into play in our daily lives. I love the look on their faces after just a few of these. So soft and smiley! I was actually concerned there might be some limitation for super busty female students so glad to hear… Read more »

Donna Layton

Love the stretches!!

Kammy Fung

I agree with Stephanie. I love Pranic breath stretch. I love to use PNF to start and fellow with slow flow of 6-8 rounds of Pranic breath and then fellow another set of PNF and end with 3 rounds of Pranic breath in a faster flow at the end.

Stephanie

The Pranic Bath stretch is one of my favourite Yoga Tune Up exercises too. Still working on doing it in reverse!

Dominique Pelletier

The pranic bath and neck pain video is also a good way to practice with seniors group. Thank’s for this video.

You are inspiring ??

Dustin Brown

I often need to modify the techniques I offer in my YTU® classes for women that are more ‘blessed’ lol
Thanks for sharing these insightful videos and your story!