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. Sue H

    Great class thanks Rod. My shoulders feel very relaxed now

    • Rod

      You’re welcome Sue. Glad to hear it!

  2. tricia h

    Thanks for the head /neck
    traction at the end. Loved it!

    • Rod

      You’re welcome. That’s good to hear Tricia!

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