OPTIMAL TIMING FOR THIS SEQUENCE
The ideal time to practice this sequence is at the end of the day. You can even do it on your bed as all these poses for relieving stiffness in the neck and shoulders are seated. However, as a mat is optional, you can also practice the postures during the day to counteract any activities that are exacerbating the pain. That might include working at a desk, riding a bicycle or driving your car. The same goes for 3-Part Breath, an exercise designed to relax your body and calm your mind.
THE IMPORTANCE OF SITTING UP STRAIGHT
It’s crucial that your spine is straight when you practice these movements. If you’re super tight, this may not be possible for you sitting cross-legged. If that is the case, you can sit up on a block or two to bring your hips up to the level of your knees. (This helps your pelvis to rotate forward and bring your spine into alignment.) If that is not comfortable, you can kneel or even practice the poses sitting on a chair.