Shoulders, Wrists & Neck – Weekly Intermediate Class 83

Focus: This video focuses on therapeutic yoga poses for the shoulders, wrists and neck. In the early part of the class different variations of the baddhanguliyasana arm action help you to work on your shoulders and wrists simultaneously. Some variations of adho mukha svanasana then start to more directly target your wrists. The majority of poses in the sequence will help to improve shoulder mobility. An array of asanas are chosen to approach the shoulders from all of their potential movement ranges. In the latter part of the class these shoulder related poses help to release and relax the trapezius, and muscles related to the neck. The class ends with a version of savasana where the neck is given a gentle traction by suspending the head in a looped belt that passes around the back of the skull.

Key Poses: Chair sirsasana, chair sarvangasana

Equipment: Mat, chair, bolster, 3 blankets, 2 blocks, belt

Level: Intermediate

Duration: 40 min

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  1. Rebecca T

    Hi Rod! I’m a knitter and this class is essential for me. I suggest a class that is specifically geared toward knitters tho this one is great.

    Thanks –


  2. Diana M

    Hi Rod,
    That neck traction at the end is superb! The release and relief to my neck was wonderful.

    • Rod

      Hi Diana,

      Thanks for your feedback. Glad it helped you. It’s hard to find specific and safe poses for the neck. The traction is a good one!

  3. Anita S

    This is the second time I’ve done this class and it’s a pleasure to experience the savasana again at the end.

    • Rod

      Thanks for your feedback Anita. It’s great to see you practicing so regularly. Keep it up!

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