I came to yoga with years of unconscious holding patterns in my shoulders and neck. Over time these patterns began to yield and were replaced with more intelligent habits. Yet I still found myself going through periods of acute and chronic shoulder and neck pain – even migraine headaches.
When I became a yoga teacher, this situation became perplexing and kind of embarrassing, to be honest. How could I be helping others find freedom in their bodies and still be experiencing this pain in mine?