Upper Body M

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  • Instructor:
    Breena Maggio
    Description:
    Lots of chest opening and shoulder range of motion exercises. (I tried really hard to make sure I was on camera for the one at the wall- and really thought I was. So, check out the attached video for specifics on that awesome chest opener.)
    Equipment Needed:
    Bolster, Half Dome, Strap

  • Instructor:
    Breena Maggio
    Description:
    Do you have an egghole? This is a great test. When your shoulder joint is aligned appropriately, you should have a little divot in your armpit, about the size of an egg. If you don’t, this is an area that needs to be addressed. This class will address the “egghole” and how to test for it.
    Equipment Needed:
    1/2 Dome, Bolster, Strap with Door Attachment or a doorway

  • Instructor:
    Breena Maggio
    Description:
    Really focusing on motion AT the shoulder joint (versus movement OF the shoulder joint) we’ll look at not only the passive range of motion, but also the strength to move about the joint, and opening up the musculature that might be inhibiting some of the motion.
    Equipment Needed:
    Half Dome, (2) Blocks, Blanket, YTU balls (or tennis balls or pinkie balls)

  • Instructor:
    Breena Maggio
    Description:
    A reprise of the anti-hyperkyphosis series with a look at not only mobilizing the t-spine (thoracic spine) but also being more aware of our posture throughout the day to create new adaptations for the spine and supporting musculature. Just can’t get enough of this stuff!
    Equipment Needed:
    Bolster, Blanket, Half Dome

  • Instructor:
    Breena Maggio
    Description:
    Tight hands usually goes along with neck tension. If you spend considerable time at a computer or doing focused handwork, or simply have some degree of hyperkyphosis and/or internally rotated arms, this class will help unwind the tension from your neck all the way down to your fingertips.
    Equipment Needed:
    Half Dome, Bolster, Light Weight (3-5lbs)

  • Instructor:
    Breena Maggio
    Description:
    Oh my. This will be amazing if you have any neck tension, hyperkyphosis (extra forward curve in your upper spine), or work at a desk or on a computer. You’ll gain mobility and release a ton of tension.
    Equipment Needed:
    Half Dome, Block, Pair of YTU balls or tennis balls in a sock

  • Instructor:
    Michael Kaffel
    Description:
    Let’s dig in deep to our hyperkyphosis and explore our actual shoulder motion, shall we?
    Equipment Needed:
    Bolster, 1/2 Dome, Block, light weights (or small canned goods)
    * Sorry about the “tap, tap, tapping”…we have a bird that is in love with him or herself. We think he is sending us a message in Morse code. If you can decipher the code, please let us know. It is likely a universal message to humanity and could likely save the world. Unfortunately, none of know Morse code.

  • Instructor:
    Breena Maggio
    Description:
    If you use your hands daily, you might find there is tension in the hands and arms. This tension can translate up to the neck and shoulders. We’ll work on hand mobility and stretching and mobilizing the wrists and forearms and we’ll play with bolstering of the hands and wrists.
    Equipment Needed:
    Bolster, Ball (YTU or tennis ball), table or stack of blocks.

  • “Ouch That Hurts” or “I Didn’t Know I Had Muscles There”
    Instructor:
    Michael Kaffel
    Description:
    You’re gonna love this. Using the tennis balls, you’ll have a chance to explore ALL around the shoulder joints…discovering muscles you didn’t even know you had. This class finishes with a lovely pass down the spine from neck to shoulder blades.
    Equipment Needed:
    Blanket, Half Dome, 2 Tennis Balls in a sock, Bolster

  • Instructor:
    Michael Kaffel
    Description:
    Due to all the stuff we do with our arms out in front of us (driving, computers), many of us have developed a really tight chest and shoulders, and hyperkyphosis of the thoracic spine. This class will help to mobilize the shoulders and thoracic spine and help to restore the stability of the scapulae.
    Equipment Needed:
    Half Dome, Block, Bolster, Elastic Tubing (light resistance, preferably with flexible handles)

  • Instructor:
    Michael Kaffel
    Description:
    Due to all the stuff we do with our arms out in front of us (driving, computers), many of us have developed a really tight chest and shoulders, and hyperkyphosis of the thoracic spine. This class will help to mobilize the shoulders and thoracic spine and help to restore the stability of the scapulae. (This class is a replay from a few years ago…enjoy!)
    Equipment Needed:
    Half Dome, Block, Bolster, Elastic Tubing (light resistance, preferably with flexible handles)

  • Instructor:
    Joan Allen
    Description:
    You probably have some hyperkyposis- more forward curvature of your upper (thoracic) spine- than is ideal. Join the club. Enjoy this series (with before and after evaluation) that will magically reduce your hyperkyphosis. Repeat this often for best results!
    Equipment Needed:
    1/2 Dome, Block, Bolster, Foam Roll, Yellow Tube with handles

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