If you’ve ever had a decent massage, then you’ll know how utterly blissful and freeing it is to get rid of some of those pesky knots, especially around the shoulders and upper back.
These knots are actually adhesions, which are areas of de-hydrated and hardened connective tissue, and they have often been there for years and can be really tricky to get rid of, even with yoga.
For the past few years, since reading about fascia (the connective tissues), and how important it is to our physical and emotional wellbeing (we hold our “issues” in our “tissues”), I’ve taken to foam rolling most days. It’s made a huge difference to my posture, as well as my skin tone, and I’m learning more and more ways it can benefit us.
- Improved flexibility and increased joint range of motion.
- Better circulation.
- Stress reduction.
- Reduce exercise-related soreness.
- Prevent injury.
If you want to read more about it, this is a fantastic piece written for Gwyneth Paltrow’s blog GOOP. She is a big fan, and one of her trainers, Lauren Roxburgh, explains here just what all the fuss is about.
I also have another workshop next weekend – Saturday 31st March 2018 – with the theme of Detoxing and De-Stressing using yoga and the foam roller. There are places still available, and for Members it is only £12.50 rather than £25 for non-members.