The Aspen Series

Beginner II

Designed for people who work with their hands, this yoga class moves through a series of stretching and strengthening exercises for the neck, shoulders, arms and upper back. It's short and efficient, a great office yoga class and perfect if you only have 15 minutes during a break or after work.

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Itsmaha
June 12, 2021
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This class is a really good workout for the arms, thank you Michelle!

terkalin
May 4, 2018
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Wow, I didn't even know I needed this. I had about 10 minutes to do something after Melissa Krieger's quick morning stretch and chose this because it was short. I am not an athlete so almost didn't continue when I started the video but I am glad I continued. I had to stop and rest a few times but can't believe how warm and relaxed my shoulders feel!!! Thanks for such a novel, quick and effective tutuorial! I would think anyone could benefit from this.

Mnorton
October 19, 2016
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Great little workout for tired arms from being on the computer all day!

Thanks

NoorS
March 27, 2016
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I just did this workout for the first time as a break from grading essays. It was very hard but definitely worth it! Thank you for a short but wonderful routine that I will attempt to make a daily practice.

astarzgrace
February 10, 2016
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Thank you! That was awesome.
I have over-used and stressed my arms and shoulders through work and bad posture. This practice is great at aligning my spine and really healing the tissue especially in my shoulders! What a release!

Nancy McCormack
January 13, 2016
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Thanks Michelle. Different stretches that I was used to. Definitely harder than it looks. Nancy

hartmr
January 7, 2016
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Simple moves, but a lot harder than it looks!

Kai786
December 17, 2014
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So whatever yoga I had been doing earlier in my life, this video has made me realise I was probably doing it wrong. Absolutely love how deep these stretches can go, my back and upper body are definitely loving it though!

dalenvic
October 18, 2013
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after years of being stationary and just getting old. I have started working out again. this is way harder then I remember. This is a great beginner workout

knittingneedles
October 3, 2013
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I didn't realize how tight I was and I couldn't make it though the whole 15 mins without stopping and shaking myself out of tension

tcb353
December 9, 2012
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Wow, that was great. Simple movements, but extremely effective, this sequence will definitely become part of my regular routine!

music21796
November 5, 2012
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I thought my arms and shoulders were strong because I'm an instrumentalist, but I guess I'm not as strong as I thought! This was a lot harder than it looked but I felt AMAZING afterward. This will become part of my weekly routine!

pebeti
October 8, 2012
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I thought my arms and shoulders are quite strong! But now I know I need to do this daily!

mderow1
September 4, 2012
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Wow! I need to do this daily . It was super hard. Thanks!

Debra Harrison
July 21, 2012
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Harder than I thought it would be. I hope it helps with my aching neck and shoulders.

ellen-scobie
July 12, 2012
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Hi Michelle,

This was a good stretch and definitely harder than I thought it would be. Especially for my right shoulder -- my computer arm :)