Here is a chest opener that helps to combat rounding of the shoulders for a sunken posture. Archer brings the chest up and out and makes space in between our shoulder blades, removing tension from the shoulders and back of the body.
Archer reminds us that yoga is different from almost anything else we do in life. Yoga isn't about achieving ("Look, I clasped my hands!") or failing ("I can barely bring my arms around to my back."). Yoga is about accepting where we are today, this day, in this moment, and celebrating what we CAN do instead of what we can't. As soon as we compare ourselves to our neighbors, or the instructor, or what we used to be able to do, we lose. As soon as we learn to rejoice in what is possible, and accept the limitations or gifts our body has to offer us, we win.
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