Everything is connected is one of the primary reminders for this class. As we move to release tension in the neck, shoulders, and upper back, we begin with the hips, hip flexors and low back to send ripple effects of relaxation up the spine. Then we segue into a languid lounging Buddha series to unwind the shoulders before using movement (cat stretches and thread the needle) to continue to unwind. Unsurprisingly, a seated forward fold is the whipped cream in this sundae of a practice that allows us to feel connected, restored, revitalized and rejuvenated. And the after effect is shoulders that are soft and soothed.