A high percentage of yoga practitioners declare that they practice yoga for its beneficial results on their health. Thus, many consider yoga a great modality of reducing stress, strengthening the muscles, reaching profound relaxation and improving one's meditation techniques.
Due to the everyday problems and worries, a lot of people have to deal with stress and discomforts. Thus, they realize that it is harder for them to concentrate on things, they become more and more restless and they are unable to relax anymore.
The areas of the body where we inevitably feel the presence of stress are the shoulders and the neck. These parts of our body hold a lot of tension, which produces severe headaches. For that reason, yoga trainers recommend the practice of Shoulder Lifts as many times a day as necessary.
In order to perform these moves you simply have to raise one shoulder at the time or the two shoulders at once and repeat the movement at least five times. Make sure you do it as slowly as possible and you keep your spine straight. Please mind the way you breathe, as a deep breath can maximize the beneficial effects of your exercises.
When slowly practicing the shoulder lift moves you will start to feel relaxed and the tension you feel in your shoulders will gradually go away.
The great thing about these exercises is the fact that one can practice them anywhere, including at work, in front of the TV or during a tiring journey, and the results are always amazing.
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