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Yoga for Neck, Shoulder & Upper Back Care: General Approach

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  1. What cautions are associated with neck, shoulder and upper back issues?
  2. What symptoms may be a sign of potentially serious issues and indicate a need to avoid practice until a professional diagnosis is obtained?
  3. Why is movement in the upper back naturally limited?
  4. Describe the issue of compensation as it relates to correcting excessive curvature in the thoracic spine.
  5. Why is shoulder strengthening important?
  6. What is a typical weakness of traditional yoga asana as it relates to shoulder strengthening?
  7. What are some general approaches to consider for upper back, shoulder and neck care?

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