Yoga Poses To Improve Your Posture – Weekly Intermediate Class 110

Focus: This class focuses on poses that will help to alleviate rounded shoulders, collapsed chest, kyphosis, and forward head. To varying degrees these are afflictions that are encountered by many people working for long periods of time at desks and computers. The poses in this class help to bring some traction to your shoulders, pulling them back and down. This helps to realign your shoulder blades and trapezius muscle, preventing them from lifting up and into your neck. Strengthening leg muscles that tend to become weakened by sitting in office chairs also helps to improve your ability to support and lift your spine against the effect of gravity. Although persistent practice will be necessary to bring about permanent improvement, many people who are troubled by a stiff upper back and shoulders will get instant respite from practicing a sequence of poses such as this one. 

Key Poses: Tadasana, utkatasana, parsvottanasana, salabhasana, chatushpadasana, purvottanasana.

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

Level: Intermediate

Duration: 40 min

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  1. Aleks i

    Dear Rod, I cant tell you how refreshing it is to have signed up for YS. I enjoy your simple explanation and pace.
    I am a teacher (albeit) not certified, however inspired by my Sydney mentors. You are possibly the only online person i have managed to connect with. Really liking it alot. thanks, Aleks

    • Di

      Hi Aleks, thank you for your kind words. We are very pleased to hear you are enjoying the classes. 🙏

  2. Di

    Hi Sharon, have you tried filtering classes by duration? We have over 200 classes from 10 to 45 minutes in duration and I am sure you will be able to find classes you can practice taking into consideration your medical/injury issues.

  3. Belinda C

    Loved the Class Rod. Creative use of the belt that really allowed the shoulders to work. I have put it in my favourites and will be returning to it often.

    • Rod

      Thanks for your feedback Belinda. It’s always good to hear what is working for people. I like to factor that into future class planning!

    • Sharon F

      I like this one too! I need shorter classes and tend to rotate among a few foci. There are many poses I have to avoid because of various medical/injury issues, so it’s good for me to know what’s in store. And there are certain concentrations I need to work on a lot.

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