Yoga Poses for Gardeners

If your weekend was anything like mine, then your body, especially your back, may be feeling a little sore.  I spent Saturday prepping garden beds, shoveling compost, pulling weeds, pushing a wheelbarrow, digging out grass, and watering plants. In other words, a lot of repetitive bending, pulling, stretching, and twisting. As I get back into gardening shape after a long winter, I’m reminded of how important it is for me to pay attention to my body, especially if I still want to be able to move at the end of the day!  

That’s why I’m excited to share my video with you today. In it, massage therapist and yoga instructor Rachel Esbjornson from REintegrative Massage takes us through several simple yoga poses that are intended to keep our backs healthy and strong during the growing season. 

Rachel is a skilled massage therapist and her gentle way of teaching makes these poses accessible to anyone, even if you don’t have any experience with yoga. As we discuss in the video, the consistency of your practice is way more important than its duration. So choose a few of these poses to do every day and I promise that your back will thank you!

As you can see, we filmed this video back when social distancing wasn’t an issue. Because of COVID-19, Rachel is unable to work with clients at the moment. As Montana continues to open up, she is currently putting strategies in place so she can see clients in the near future. Like any small business owner during this time, I’m sure she’d welcome new clients once she does. So check out her practice and if you’re inspired, send a little love her way when she opens up! 

If you have any questions for Rachel, please share them in the comments below!

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