Yoga is a powerful tool to improve the functioning of your body.  Pranayama, a practice of intentional breathing can retrain your breath.  With training the breath, the diaphragm begins to function correctly and other muscles can be released to function properly as well.  Because of the way the diaphragm connects into the pelvis and back ribs it has an effect not only on the back and pelvis, but also on the shoulders.  Below is a link to an interesting article about breathing and shoulder problems.

This coming Saturday, August 22, I will be teaching a workshop using restorative asanas to relax the body followed by Pranayama.  The workshop starts at 10:00 AM and ends at 12:15 PM.  The location is 2670 S. Gilpin St., Denver.  Cost is $35.00.