YOGA FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS & WEDDING VENDORS
Hello, fellow photographers and other wedding vendors!
This is a post about how to take care of ourselves in order to feel good and serve our clients better.
Wedding days are filled with excitement and lots of standing hours, and if we don’t start the day right it can become a really long day and that is not ideal at all. Also, if we don’t let go of the stress and effort of the day we might carry it longer than necessary.
Here are a few easy stretches you can do at home before and after a long day, and if you’re looking for more come practice with me at BYS 🙂
Let’s start with an easy wrist and arm stretch, because we do a lot with our hands, plus, this is a good one to repeat during the day, if you have a chance, and is great for “office breaks” too!
Easy wrist/arm stretch:
This will stretch your shoulders and upper back. If it’s your first time trying this, be kind to yourself, don’t push it too far, just notice where you feel tight, pause and breathe.
Forward fold with shoulders stretch:
A nice way to stretch the legs, especially the back of the legs, and the shoulders, allowing the head to be heavy and the neck to be relaxed.
Yes, relaxation time! With this corps pose variation you’ll be gently opening your heart, which feels amazing, as you get into relaxation.
You’ll need two blankets (see image on the right): the first one you’ll roll into a “burrito” shape (green blanket), and the second one you’ll fold flat (brown blanket) and place it at the top of the first one.
To come out, gently roll to one side, remove the blankets and lie on your back for a few breaths. Then, bend your knees, roll to one side (to a fetal position) and using your top arm press yourself up to seated.
I hope this help you to find some ease and relaxation before and/or after a busy day.
Give it a try and let me know if you have any questions!