Dump the Slump! Reversing Muscle Imbalances of the Shoulder Girdle with Yoga (1)

Course Info

Class Length:
Two One Hour Sessions Plua Yoga Practice
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Julie Gudmestad

Julie Gudmestad Julie has devoted her professional life to integrating the healing benefits of yoga with her medical training as a physical therapist. She has integrated decades of patient care experience with 40 years of yoga teaching into a unique teaching style, and teaches workshops throughout the US, Canada,...

Many students come to yoga with pronounced posture problems like forward head posture (or 'text neck,'), which in turn cause alignment issues in numerous yoga postures. 

In this course, Julie Gudmestad focuses on one of the origins of this problem: Chronically protracted scapula positioning caused by muscle imbalances, including tight pecs, and weakness in the trapezius and rhomboids.  

The trapezius and scapulae play a key role for proper alignment in numerous yoga poses. Chronically protracted scapulae affect the health of the shoulder girdle in numerous ways and often locks us into a forward slumped posture that can be difficult to correct.

In this course, Julie Gudmestad looks at common problems associated with scapula positioning and the underlying muscle imbalances. You will learn how to assess these issues in your own body and that of your students. She will show the best yoga postures to counteract these issues in order to open and strengthen the shoulder girdle and lay the foundation for a safe practice.

Sneak Peek Video

Take a look at some of the highlights from Session 1 in this Sneak Peek Video!

This Premium Course Also Includes These Bonuses!

  • Yoga Practice: Enjoy two yoga practice videos created by Julie for this course.

  • Recordings of Both Sessions: Yours to keep. It’s generally acknowledged that many people only retain 10-20 percent of what they learn in a workshop. You will get the recordings of both sessions, enabling you to go back and listen to the workshop as many times as you like.

  • Transcripts of Both Sessions: Ever wanted to refer to a certain part of a course? Even the best note takers miss a point every so often. With the transcripts of the sessions, you can go back and refer to particularly important passages or clarify sections you were in doubt about.