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Relief is so sweet
Hello everyone.  I've been suffering with neck and shoulder discomfort for several weeks with no relief from yoga, massage or chiropractic.  I was doing a search and came across Esther's book.  I found her google lecture and website and immediately went to the library to get the book.  Last night I did the stretchlying after ditching my tempurpedic cervical pillow.  I would turn my head first to one side and when I woke up I would turn it gently to the other.  And then straight up.  I am amazed at how much relief I've received.  It's like the feeling you get after the most awesome massage but better.  A feeling of great relaxation in an area that has been so tight.  I did find myself wanting to return to my old sleep habits but I would turn on my side and attempt stretchlying there as well.  I'm sure I've not perfected it but it's been enough to get results.  I danced for years and it will take me some time to stop doing a pelvic tuck.  I've enjoyed studying the pictures in the book and look forward to finding my way back to natural standing, sitting, bending and sleeping.  Hope this post offers encouragement.   
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That's so great! As someone else who has also experienced deep relief from Esther's work, I cna relate ... I still remember the first mornings I woke up after I tried stretchlying (I learned it from Esther in an intensive course) -- it blew me away how much better I felt in the morning. I hadn't rested that well in years!
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I'm a big yoga enthusiast and I took my first class since I've started stretchlying, glidewalking, stack sitting etc. I practice at home too but not with the same intensity.  I'm always a lot more warmed up in class.  Anyways, when we went into Warrior II I was amazed at the release in my rhomboid/trapezius areas where I had previously been experiencing tightness and discomfort.  It felt like my arms had grown two inches each way and I could feel a "relaxed" new feeling in that target area.   

I also ordered a buckwheat hull pillow since ditching my cervical pillow.  It came today.  It will be interesting to see how that works out.  It's a noisy little thing. 
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I like a buckwheat hull pillow for structure but something soft on top, both for comfort and noise control.
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