Beginners' Yoga for Shoulder Strength

Hatha Yoga
Yoga for Athletes
Yoga for Strength
Class Description: 

This is a great beginner strength and stretch sequence for the shoulders. Melissa guides you through proper alignment while strengthening the arms and shoulders in a wide range of movements. Filmed on the beach on a warm, overcast day, this class is sure to keep you focused.

Note: you may want a strap for this class.

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Average: 4.5 (111 votes)


Great beginner video! Very calming but also great at building strength... for beginners.

Noteworthy for those who may not give themselves enough credit (ahem, me!)... this video will not be very challenging for those with some shoulder strength already. This video is for beginners! (I used these positions when I was aiming to build shoulder strength earlier). Not enough 'reps'. But a quick, short video nonetheless that does absolutely no harm! Enjoyed every moment of it :)

In agreement with another comment on the site, online yoga videos do not do enough justice. Some of the best teachers I have come across!

Thanks, November. I've included your suggestion in the class description.

Doing this class as a part of the Absolute Beginners Program and it was great. I love how clear Melissa's instructions are, and how she encourages you to only go at your own pace and ability. Not enough stress on that in online yoga clases, in my opinion, and Melissa nailed it.

I would add to the tag info that you may want a STRAP for this class.

Another great class from Melissa. Please give us more classes :)

This workout done in the most advanced way is a lovely workout for the shoulders. Pushups etc. I love 20-30 minute workouts when I'm in a rush. I especially like Melissa's voice and instruction!

I love your voice, it helps keep me focused without being intrusive. Mildly challenging, which is great for my beginner status. Mild enough to not make me want to give up, challenging enough that my mind doesn't drift. Thanks!

I really enjoyed this class, I'm not a beginner but it was still really enjoyable.

Good teacher also with calm voice, easy to follow. Will do again! Thank you!

It was a nice beginner class, with just enough challenge to start strengthening my upper body.

Her voice is so calming and the instructions were esy to follow. I'm also thrilled that I have found a shoulder program that's not to hard. Finally! this will definitely be a part of my routine.

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