Beginners' Yoga for Shoulder Strength

Melissa Krieger
Instructor Melissa Krieger
Average: 4.6 (236 votes)
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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.

Equipment: None
Style: Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Athletes, Yoga for Strength


adribaby04 4 years ago

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

barbkoch 4 years ago

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

Cassimarie 5 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!

KhelLovesYoga 5 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.

Barbara Bekhuis 5 years ago

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

maha 6 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!

November 6 years ago

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.

Shogun 6 years ago

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

AaronMcDer 6 years ago

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