Neck and Shoulder Release Video
Neck and Shoulder Release

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Neck and Shoulder Release

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Too much time on your computer or cell phone? If your shoulders seem to permanently reside up near your ears, you need to try this short practice with Marla Waal. Rediscover the natural state of flow and ease in an area not designed to carry our burdens. You will need 2 balls that are soft enough to roll on comfortably.

Contraindications: You can place cushions under your heels in squat pose if you experience any discomfort, as Marla indicates.


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ellzyio, posted on December 23, 2015

Thanks Marla, I've had tight shoulder knots for years and nothing brings relief. I now do this video twice a week and my shoulders are massively improved which means I can start to strenghten the muscles back without them getting tight.

alk272, posted on June 29, 2015

After sitting at my desk all morning this is was a greatly needed release. My only regret is I didn't know I needed the balls. I'll be prepared next time.

tzachary, posted on May 30, 2015

I have suffered for years with tight shoulders, neck and upper back resulting in poor circulation. This helped me more than anything I have ever tried. The ball therapy really tackles the knots like a deep tissue massage, but much cheaper. I will be doing this everyday to coax my muscles into staying stretched out. My sleep has improved with this practice also. I love all of Marla's videos but this one is of great use to my health and comfort. XXXOOO

aroluna, posted on April 18, 2015

I did it with socks, just went to buy a couple of the little soft balls (dollar store). A very nice soothing practice. Thank you Marla, very descriptive. mindful and careful classes.

Marilugatita, posted on February 18, 2015

This felt so good. My neck and shoulders were so tight they feel way better. Thank you very much

nikki64, posted on February 15, 2015

Great results thanks

Madelonski, posted on December 28, 2014

What a relieve! Thank you.

Weimygirl, posted on June 19, 2014

I come back to this practice again and again. Always makes me feel better and more peaceful. Thank you!

Solara, posted on April 20, 2014

This felt really good. I loved the ball work on the back. Great release :)

amyoga74, posted on October 19, 2013

Did this with only one ball for the under arms portion and still did the rest without the 2 balls. Still very nice! But I will look for some of these balls for next time. Thank you.

BlissAngel, posted on August 20, 2013

Thank you for this one Maria- you have a very nice practice put together here and I love how you incorporate the ball work as well. Namaste!~

a4d, posted on April 12, 2013

@marikalemay Dollar store has some. Any children's store. I used yoga therapy balls -- they're harder at first (not quite as hard as tennis balls), but after they've been used a bit, they soften up and they worked nicely for this.

marikalemay, posted on March 6, 2013

Do you know where I can order these balls??? Thank you!

lovingit, posted on February 20, 2013

Thank you Maria! Just what the doctor ordered, this is the most relief I've been able to achieve for my shoulder and neck without going for a treatment :)

yogitanjali, posted on February 13, 2013

wonderful, just loved it! Thank you Marla.

lindylou, posted on January 7, 2013

that was a wonderful practice time out...used tennis balls, sure was tender in spots...opting for softer balls next trip to the store...thanks so much...Namaste!

CraftyLady, posted on December 26, 2012

This is awesome! I have multiple serious shoulder issues arising from scoliosis and repetitive stress injuries related to playing the flute. This felt great.

fancynancy, posted on December 13, 2012

That's a great and relevant practice for stresses of today. Cheers.

cmartinez1584, posted on December 12, 2012

This was the best 25 minutes of my life! I've been carrying a lot of tension in my shoulders (from stress) and this really helped to relieve the majority of it. Wow I feel great! I'm so glad Marla is back! She's one of the best teachers I've experienced on MYO.

mrenkow, posted on December 11, 2012

Great for stress relief! Use tennis balls to release more pressure.

tappin1, posted on December 9, 2012

I need to find two squishy balls, but I rolled up
A pair of socks which worked ok as a substitute.
Thank you this will be good for me.

atbowe, posted on December 9, 2012

lovely! thank you.

catlady4, posted on December 8, 2012

Take the time to do this video; well done

Sarah85, posted on December 7, 2012

Thank You! I found that this did help.

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