Gentle Upper Back Opening – Weekly Intermediate Class 291

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Yoga for your upper back. This class features yoga poses that give a gentle opening to the thoracic spine and shoulders. With people spending longer periods of time sitting at desks and working on computers, stiffness in these areas is becoming increasingly common in today’s world. It can potentially lead towards painful conditions associated with the neck and spine, and can negatively impact body posture habits and overall energy levels.The poses featured in this sequence will help to improve mobility and elasticity in the thoracic spine, encourage an increased range of motion for the shoulders and their related muscles, increase awareness of healthy posture habits, and help to release tension from the trapezius muscle and general shoulder region. The video guides you in ways of ensuring that you are gently working into these areas without forcing. Alternatives and modifications are suggested for people working with more pronounced stiffness in the upper back and shoulders.

Key Poses

Purvottanasana, urdhva mukha svanasana, ustrasana, viparita dandasana.


Mat, chair, 2 blankets, 2 blocks.
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