...and jewelers, knitters, painters, 9-to-5-ers, everyone! The beauty of yoga is that it's for anyone and everyone. In this case I've chosen to focus on weavers, being one myself, because of the long hours spent hunched over our beloved looms. Let's be honest, our upper backs take a beating from this craft. Passion comes with pain sometimes, and I'm here to help counter that with some body-loving yoga poses!
I have carefully selected 7 poses that stretch parts of your body that need it most after a long day or night of weaving. I personally suffer from upper back pain and discomfort from sitting at a desk all day and weaving all night, so most of these poses are to stretch and strengthen our backs.
Try this sequence of poses before or after diving in to your current weaving project, your body will thank you! :)
2. Rabbit Pose
3. Big Toe Pose
4. Triangle Pose
5. Extended Side Angle
6. Seated Twist
7. Backbend (two options)
And there you have it! If you do these poses in the order I have presented your body will love you for it. Be sure not to push yourself to a point of pain in any of these poses. Like I said, yoga is meant to make your body feel good, so take it nice and slow, and make sure you are breathing through each movement.
There are always modifications for yoga poses, and what better way to show you than a video? I will be creating a short "Weaver's Yoga Practice" no more than 30 minutes long, with each of these poses included!
I hope this helps all of you, and any friends or family members that you'd like to share this with who would benefit from it!
Namasté, my artisan friends! :)