Beginners' Yoga for Shoulder Strength

Melissa Krieger
Hatha Yoga
Yoga for Athletes
Yoga for Strength
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Average: 4.6 (222 votes)

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.


A very pleasant class, thank
DeWaat 1 year ago

A very pleasant class, thank you

super easy, & my shoulders
hannahrose084 1 year ago

super easy, & my shoulders feel so relaxed & great, I cay most of my tension in my shoulders & always need a practice focus on them just to relieve everything. thanks!

Truly Beginner Friendly
DanielleWinne 2 years ago

I have minimal shoulder strength and appreciate the multiple modifications presented in this flow. I didn't feel like there was anything wrong with me even though I couldn't do a bent knee push-up - you had a modification for that! Thank you so much. Now I can get stronger instead of injuring myself!

Great for shoulder strength,
adribaby04 2 years ago

Great for shoulder strength, included poses I had yet to use after months of yoga, awesome job!

This one is work
barbkoch 2 years ago

Good for building strength and flexibility. I'll keep doing this one.

Enjoyed this practice,
Cassimarie 2 years ago

Enjoyed this practice, challenging but not too hard for beginners.

I enjoy Melissa's calming voice and her explanation of each pose is perfect for me! I really need to work on my upper body strength, so this video may become routine!

A great class for me. Had a
KhelLovesYoga 3 years ago

A great class for me. Had a broken wrist a year and half ago and have still problems with it. I think i will work a couple of weeks with this class to get back in form. Thank you.

Great for beginners, but also
Barbara Bekhuis 3 years ago

Great for beginners, but also in you are not feeling well and need be be calm down. Thanks

Great Quick Beginner Video
maha 3 years ago

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!