Bow Pose: Open the Shoulders

Intermediate II
(117 Reviews)
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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!


  • None


  • Flexibility
  • Backbends
  • Legs and Feet
  • Neck/Shoulders
  • Lower Back


  • Hatha Yoga
December 31, 2021

Great shoulder & chest opener. Short & easy class, good for grounding and relieving tight upper body after traveling.

March 17, 2021

This class works wonders for my neck, shoulders, arms and wrists. Thank you, Rachel! I would love to see more classes that allows me to not put weight on my wrists/hands.

July 31, 2020

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!