Bow Pose: Open the Shoulders

Rachel Scott
Instructor Rachel Scott
Average: 4.9 (106 votes)
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This is Rachel's third class in a 4-part series that leads you to bow pose (dhanurasana). Building on what you learned in Bow Pose: Core Strength and Bow Pose: Hip Flexor Release, this class focuses on releasing the shoulder joints, upper back and spine so you can find it easier to reach back to hold your feet, and move into the pose with stability and ease. This class progresses toward the peak pose of locust pose (salabhasana) and will prepare you for the final class in this series: Bow Pose: Ready for the Peak!

Equipment: None
Style: Hatha Yoga


Ms.JK 7 months ago

Great class, Rachel! Such clear, concise instruction! Felt great on my upper back and shoulders! Love that you mix things up so it's not just the same poses over and over!

welldongirl 1 year ago

This class is fantastic. I come back to it every once in a while and remember how much I enjoy it. I feel open and proud and ready for my day. Thank you Rachel for your straight forward, precise and caring teaching style.

haysnk1 1 year ago

I always enjoy Rachel's classes. They are more than a yoga class . . . she interweaves instructions and tips that are clear and helpful to any practitioner. I feel better aligned and stronger because of her teaching style.

lydia13520 2 years ago

You're a beautiful instructor. Thank you for a very opening class.

deborahcb 2 years ago

One of the things I love about your teaching is how you introduce new concepts into routine poses. In this case, I learned how to open my shoulders more during lunging poses and warrior 2. I carry these ideas through to my other classes, enriching my yoga practice. You explain moves in a precise way that make your classes easy to follow. I am continuing with my day feeling more open, strong and stretched. Thank you!

Rachel Scott 2 years ago

Hi Deborah! Yay! That's great to hear!! And you are so welcome.
I'm such a geek about the asana and I love sharing these bits and pieces... I'm happy to hear that it's helping to support your practice, too :)