It’s easy to hold a lot of tension in our shoulders without realising it. Quite often I find I have tightened up when driving, or writing emails on the computer. Take time out now and then to consciously sit up, bringing the shoulders down away from the ears, and squeezing the shoulder blades gently togther behind the back.

 Cyclists too can develop a rounded posture, so we included a series of chest openers in our workshop on Sunday. The sequence below is my gentle warm up, which started with a relaxation aimed at releasing tension in the upper body. Alison followed up with a vinyasa flow sequence that included humble/devotional warrior, wide legs forward fold with hands clasped behind, eagle, and low cobra/sphinx.