Bow Pose: Open the Shoulders

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Rachel Scott
Hatha Yoga
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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!


Such a good stretch for the morning
khuyentran1401 2 days ago

I and my roommate practice this video together and we both love it. Love the feeling of the body being opened. Thank you for. being specific about each movement. Hope to see more of your class

Thank you!

Thank you so much!! This is a great class! I feel amazing afterwards! Exactly what I needed after working a lot on the computer!!! Thank you! You are a great teacher!

Wonderful Starter
Becky in George... 3 weeks ago

This class is a wonderful way to start the week. I'll be facing Monday with my a head tall and a smile on my face.
Thank you

Rachel Scott 1 week ago

Hi Becky, so pleased to hear the class felt good in your body. :) Happy to be part of your practice!

Wonderful release!
PeacefulRN 2 months ago

I love Rachel's precise cues - I rarely have to look at the screen during her classes. This was a wonderful opening and release for my chronically tight shoulders, and a nicely grounding practice overall. Just the right length for me today when I didn't feel energized enough for a longer class, yet definitely needed to do some stretching and letting go. Thank you!

Excellent timing and instruction
SMarie 4 months ago

I feel taller and lighter after this beautiful practice. Thank you, Rachel! Namaste.

aujufeja 6 months ago

my shoulders thank you so much for a wonderfully sequenced class. i reach forward for hours 5 days a week as an LMT. (also THANK YOU for not talking during savasana, lol!)

Shoulders and neck thank you
nadomom 7 months ago

This class really opened up my shoulders. Lately I've had hand and elbow pain due to a pinched nerve in my neck. After physical therapy, yoga has sustained my pain-free state. This class feels good. Thank you.

This class was like an elixir
lucilouko 7 months ago

This class was like an elixir of life for my always tight shoulders. Absolutely super.