Yoga Poses For Shoulders And Wrists – Weekly Advanced Class 14

Focus: Shoulders and wrists are the focus of this class. Stiffness in these areas can create difficulties not only within your yoga practice but throughout everyday life. This class comprehensively covers a range of poses which help to improve mobility in these two areas. The shoulders are complex joints capable of a wide range of movement. Because of this an array of poses that approach the shoulders from all possible directions are necessary to bring about change.

This class starts with variations of downward facing dog pose that focus on the shoulders and wrists together and in isolation. From there you are guided through some shoulder and wrist friendly adaptations of handstand and forearm balance. The bulk of the class then focusses on specific poses which help to improve mobility in the shoulders and wrists. It will be beneficial to regularly come back to this class and repeat. These poses have the potential to bring about fundamental improvement in terms of mobility, strength and stability.

This class contains inverted poses such as headstand (Salamba Sirsasana) and shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana) that will be suited to more experienced students. During the video alternatives to these poses are suggested for anyone not working with these poses.


Key Poses: Adho Mukha Svanasana, Urdhva Baddhanguliyasana, Gomukhasana, Garudasana, Salamba Sirsasana, chair shoulderstand, Purvottanasana, Ustrasana


Equipment: Mat, chair, bolster, 2 blankets, 2 blocks, belt


Level: Advanced


Duration: 60 min

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