Improve Flexibility, Stability, Coordination and Health
Yoga Link | Shoulder Shape-Up is a unique Yoga-based practice specifically designed to break through the weakness and congestion in your shoulders caused by the unhealthy habits of our modern lifestyles. Unlock the mobility of the shoulders and arms and reconnect to the natural dexterity buried within. This series of extraordinarily deep shoulder and upper back exercises is designed to mobilize the shoulders from every angle, strengthen and rebalance weak muscles, and cultivate freedom in the breath.
Highlights from this DVD include:
- • Shoulder Workshop - detailed exercise instruction (38 min)
- • Shoulder Practice - a full routine for regular practice (43 min)
- • Breathing Primer - essential breathing techniques (15 min)
- • Bonus exercises for the wrists and hands
- • English Subtitle option for all material
- • Bonus MP3s of practice for audio-only class
The Yoga Link Collection
Each DVD in the Yoga Link series targets specific regions of our bodies that, according to Jill Miller, tend to be areas of chronic weakness and congestion: "We spend too much time sitting idle at computers and in cars with poor posture. Using Yoga Link's techniques, anyone can create healthy balanced hips, shoulders, and a powerful core to break through the cycle of pain that stems from our everyday habits."
excellent DVD Review by fitnessfan
I am a fairly fit person who has been working out doing cardio, weight training and basic stretching for about 30 years. I have not done much yoga. A year ago I injured my right shoulder and elbow area and triceps. With pain in both shoulder and elbow, I was unable to do many of my usual exercise routines and had to basically stop upper body weight training totally due to the elbow pain. I tried many things to recover and became weaker and more frustrated as many months passed, then a year. To make a long story short this DVD made the most difference in my recovery. I am now almost back to normal. The entire DVD, shoulder workshop and extra stretches, has helped me enormously. Not only has this practice helped my shoulders, but also my wrists, both elbows, and forearms. I work with computers all day and this has really improved my entire upper body flexibility and feeling. My interest in yoga overall has increased a lot and I will be doing more. HIGHLY recommend!!! (Posted on 10/24/2009)
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Excellent value and easy to access and learn from at any level Review by John Hackett
I have bought Jill's DVD's before and found them informative and easy to access. Jill's style as she talks you through the variety of exercises is easy to follow and understand. As she is showing you in real time you get a sense of exactly how you can do them yourself. Each DVD is divided into sections and straight forward to get into them.
Whenever I sense a little staleness in my practice or I need a nudge of inspiration, then I pop one these DVD's into the player and reconnect with the ideas, exercises and asanas you demonstrate. I enjoy Jill's sense of humour and how in touch she is with the little variations and alternatives she demonstrates. I have a long way to go, but each time I watch any of the DVD's, I come away with something to enhance my practice.
If you are looking for DVD's to move you on to the next level of your practice, then these are what you are looking for. (Posted on 5/1/2009)
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"Yoga Tune-Up is an appropriate title for Jill Miller’s work with asana (posture) and breath, developed as a result of 23 years of her experience with yoga, dance and a number of bodywork modalities. And in this work, it is not hyperbole to say that she is a genius"
-- LA Yoga Magazine
"Those new to Jill Miller and craving someone who can teach them about the way that their body moves are likely to find a new love here. Personally, I'm glad to see Miller getting the increased attention and recognition that she deserves through this new series, as she casts a unique light upon a crowded yoga media field.
"And finally, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Jill Miller's Yoga Link series in general and this DVD in particular...few other yoga teachers will challenge you to explore your body in such an intense yet accessible manner"
-- Beth Cholette, Ph.D., Metapsychology Today
"Of all the joints, the shoulder is one of the most complicated, easily injured, and oft complained of. Here Southern California yoga teacher Jill Miller offers a a tune-up for the shoulders "from hands to heart."
The DVD is divided into three sections. There's a 16-minute primer on pranayama (breathing techniques), a 49-minute "shoulder shape-up" workshop and a 43-minute practice. The workshop explains all the ranges of motion of the shoulder (flexion, extension, elevation, depression, internal and external rotation, and detraction) and breaks down Miller's sequences in detail.
The workshop also serves as a kind of prelude to the practice, which consists of around 20 different exercises with engaging names like Pin the Arms on the Yogi, Holy Cow at the Trough, and the world-famous Jane Fonda Light Bulb Exercise. These and surprising variations got me thinking and practicing outside the usual box. If you don't have time to do a whole sequence, check out Miller's short stretches (one to three minutes) for your thumbs, palms, wrists, forearms, and shoulders."
-- Richard Rosen, Yoga Journal
About Jill Miller
Jill Miller is the co-founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide and creator of the corrective exercise format Yoga Tune Up®. With more than 28 years of study in fitness, yoga therapy and anatomy, she is a pioneer in forging relevant links between the worlds of fitness, yoga, massage, and pain-management. Her innovative techniques have catapulted her to a sought after leader in the field of mind-body fitness and pain relief wellness. Miller has presented case studies at the Fascia Congress and the International Symposium of Yoga Therapists and is a regular at fitness conferences worldwide such as IDEAWorld, Can-Fit-Pro, ECA, Inner Idea, Empower, and Yoga Journal. She is also creator of the RX Series Program that can be found at EQUINOX Fitness Clubs nationally. Her specialized Yoga Tune Up® teaching team includes hundreds of movement professionals and clinicians across the globe instructing her self-care programming to a broad range of clientele; from those with chronic illness to elite athletes. Her self-care fitness programs have become staples at fitness centers, spas, hospital-based gyms, CrossFit boxes, yoga studios and corporate wellness centers such as Equinox, Canyon Ranch, YogaWorks, Cedars Sinai, Occidental Petroleum, Apple, Google and more.
Miller and her work has been featured in O Magazine, Self, Shape, FITNESS, Yoga Journal, Fit Pregnancy, Natural Health, Huffington Post, The Today Show, Good Morning America, FOX and is a guest expert for the LA Times and on the Oprah Winfrey Network's OWN Show. In addition to Yoga Link, Jill’s critically acclaimed DVDs and self-care therapy products include Treat While Your Train with Dr. Kelly Starrett, Coregeous®, Yoga Tune Up® At Home Program, the Yoga Tune Up® Quickfix Rx Series, and Gaiam's Yoga for Weight Loss. Her first book, The Roll Model will be released fall 2014.
Jill's embodied anatomy program Yoga Link- Easy Access to an Ageless Art is designed to help you gain tactile knowledge of your body in motion and stillness so you can intelligently prime yourself for every category of asana. Throughout this encyclopedic series, Jill deconstructs a variety of poses into accessible, digestible units, the way a skilled mechanic disassembles an engine. Her approach empowers you with fluency in your own anatomy and a lifetime of healthy movement habits. A must-have for teachers in training and for students seeking to heal pain and injury.