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
Pranamaya prides itself on working with a variety of teachers. Jill Miller is a teacher who stands out for her entrepreneurial nature. She created Yoga Tune Up® and is the co-founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide. Our Jill Miller yoga DVDs feature various styles. Jill Miller’s Yoga Link DVDs focus on key areas like the shoulder, core, and hips to help improve flexibility and stability in targeted problem areas. They are particularly helpful for students seeking to ease pain or heal an injury. This makes Jill Miller DVDs a perfect fit for our product line, which is designed to bring a variety of yoga to the home.
Jill’s Yoga Link series are designed to ease problems areas that are prone to chronic pain. Each lesson builds strength in weak muscles and helps broaden flexibility. Our Jill Miller yoga DVDs are a great way to start your self-care regime. Each lesson in the Yoga Link series has a portion dedicated to deep breathing techniques to help students gain the most benefit from their session. The program is appropriate for all levels of ability.
A Wealth of Experience
Jill brings with her an incredible 28 years of experience in the field. Due to her truly creative ways of bringing yoga to the a wide audience, she has become a well-known figure in the yoga and fitness communities. Her widespread popularity has propelled her to write books such as The Roll Model and create DVDs such as Treat While You Train, as well as all of the Jill Miller yoga DVDs found on our website.
The Yoga Link series helps to heal every area of the body on a highly targeted basis using slow, deliberate poses and transitions that help ease and elongate muscles. Many individuals have discovered the benefits of Jill’s style, relieving pain throughout their bodies as they exercise. Discover this smart approach for yourself with our Jill Miller DVDs and start healing your body today.
Vast Media Coverage
Even the general public has gotten to know Jill. Media outlets from Yoga Journal to the Oprah Winfrey Network’s OWN Show have featured her to highlight her work, opening up her method to a huge audience. Her yoga method is so accessible, and with our Jill Miller yoga DVDs, even more so. The technique is also practical, incorporating tips to help heal your specific ailments while you train. It is no wonder her techniques have caught on.
Where to Find Jill’s Programs
Jill’s programs are popping up at health clubs, corporate health centers, spas, and more. Pranamaya is also happy to provide Jill’s teachings to you through our media products, including Jill Miller yoga DVDs. As always, our at-home training option is brought to you at a fraction of what it would cost to learn these methods in a real-life class or workshop. Take advantage of our merchandise and start improving your health today!