Yoga Poses For The Neck – Weekly Advanced Class 101

Focus: This sequence focuses on improving the range of motion in the neck region. From a yoga perspective, a good starting point for improving the health of the neck, is to improve the mobility of the thoracic spine. Many of the poses in this sequence will also concentrate on this upper back region. Supported backbends are ideal poses for accessing this area. The class also shows you how to use yoga belts to create a neck lengthening shoulder traction. This belt harness is incorporated into some standing poses. Shoulder opening movements are also used to gain access to the neck region. Seated twists are also included in the sequence, as are some reclining poses that help to give a gentle traction to the neck.


Key Poses: Paryankasana, uttanasana, belt harness tadasana, dwi pada viarita dandasana, neck traction savasana.


Equipment: Mat, 2 chairs, 2 bolsters, 4 blankets, 3 blocks, 2 belts.


Level: Advanced


Duration: 60 min


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3 Comments

  1. Linzi K

    Fantastic practice Rod. Really helped my stiff neck!! Thank you 🙏🏻

    • Rod

      Glad to hear it Linzi! It might be a good one to repeat.

  2. Vanessa M

    I didn’t understood very well how to hold the 2 straps on top of the shoulders in virabhadrasana 2 and in parvritta triconasana. Do we need to pull down the straps or let the loose?

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