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Hatha Yoga for the Hands, Arms and Shoulders

Beginner I

Releasing the muscles of the hands, arms and shoulders is so beneficial for everyone, without exception. In particular, this class is great if you want to help prevent or heal joint problems such as arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome, improve performance at the office or in your chosen sport, improve posture or just feel better. As David says, the key is understanding alignment and moving in a way that encourages release and allows you to let go of stress.

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Gilly Vanilly
Gilly Vanilly
June 1, 2022
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5
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Wow!! That was tough but certainly loosens everything up. Thank you David

Carolinetoyoga
Carolinetoyoga
January 8, 2022
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Wow! Very effective, easy (mostly...my tight spots motivate me to come back to this class). Thanks David, and especially for the explanation of which index finger is on the outside. That really helped dyslexic me. Namaste

barbkoch
barbkoch
June 26, 2021
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Very effective. Definitely loosened up my arms, upper back and oft forgotten hands and wrists. Thank you.

JMacDee
JMacDee
December 29, 2020
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I enjoyed the specific focus on the arms and hands. It was great for loosening them and my shoulders.

Trishwit
Trishwit
November 29, 2020
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This class helps me after a strenuous dance class, like flamenco, which requires a lot of arm work. Thank you

Ramona111
Ramona111
October 20, 2020
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Undoubtedly one of my most favourite classes EVER! Have had awful pain from my fingers all the way up, past my shoulders into the pecs and mid back on the right side for years... this is the only thing that helps!! I'm unable to do most arm balancing poses that require wrist work because of it. Even binds work on one side only. No docs have been able to figure it out. Thank you David.

Subulux
Subulux
June 18, 2020
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Thank you, What an amazing stretch for the arms - fingers in particular... Namaste!

aomurray
aomurray
April 1, 2020
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I love your classes, David, though I personally dislike the counts in this video - they keep me in my head rather than my body. Stretching felt great, particularly one finger at a time. Thank You!

shanahan807@msn.com
shanahan807@msn.com
January 22, 2020
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Loved the concentration on stretching - especially the hands. I added the left hand stretches (up, down, and side to side) as you did for the right. I have arthritic pain in the left and was looking forward to this. It was not part of the stretching so I added it. Both feel great. I will do some of these stretches at work. Thank you!

Joel-David
Joel-David
November 6, 2019
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I highly recommend this class for climbers! I have been doing it many time after a day of climbing and it helps so much for stretching tight forearms, shoulders, and back...

mamayoga
mamayoga
May 8, 2019
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Thank you so, so, so much for doyogawithme.com and for sharing your caring gifts so thoughtfully and with such kindness, David. Thank you!!

yogiAndermoser
yogiAndermoser
February 4, 2019
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Glad I am doing this challenge....as this is the first class I have done with David after 1.5 years with dywm. Will definitely be back for more, as I love your calm voice, clear cues and gentle pace. Thanks for a great class! Love these challenges!!

nanzen
nanzen
February 3, 2019
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really great class for tight wrists and stiff shoulders! Thank you, David. Namaste!

pvetsen
pvetsen
February 1, 2019
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I love how every instructor on DYWM has their own distinct personality and approach. One of David's strengths is that he often teaches from a PT approach. He's fantastic at giving detailed cues to help you get the most out of his videos while remaining safe. As a bartender and drummer I'm finding this short routine has immeasurable value for my wrists, which I abuse on a daily basis. This video helps me stretch muscles in my hands, arms and shoulders I didn't even KNOW I had which are wayyyyyy too tight. Thanks, David.

CJ Rea
CJ Rea
February 1, 2019
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Thank-you David, I'm really loving this upper body work. It seems simple but gets at places my desk worn upper back, shoulders, arms and fingers need.

Reineira
Reineira
January 30, 2019
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I just want to say thank you so very much!

cgoldhaw
cgoldhaw
January 29, 2019
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Great practice for the areas listed. Super helpful cues throughout

Asia1958
Asia1958
January 27, 2019
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How I needed that after the week of work.
Thank you.

duhsala
duhsala
January 26, 2019
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Great stretches for the hands, arms, and shoulders! I appreciate the wrist circles, too. I want to do these stretches more often to keep the areas flexible.

Tina S
Tina S
January 26, 2019
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Excellent class. My hands, arms and shoulders feel more expansive.

SarahViolet
SarahViolet
January 26, 2019
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I had done this before with the Transform Your Life challenge and i loved it just as much the second time! I love how so many classes focus on keeping our bodies healthy and feeling good, not just achieving certain poses.

perfecta25
perfecta25
January 26, 2019
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great class after the previous shoulder building one! Thank you!

kebeyer
kebeyer
January 24, 2019
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Wonderful shoulder routine. My husband really could feel it.

kitty-kat
kitty-kat
January 23, 2019
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My hands, arms, and shoulders are thanking me for a wonderful stretch. Thank you David!!!!!

mmsanford
mmsanford
January 23, 2019
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Would be good to show what the hands should look like behind back.. Think I was doing it correctly but not sure.
Thank you

agilpwd
agilpwd
January 23, 2019
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Arthritic wrist and thumb joints feeling MUCH better the more we work through these exercises. David makes them very clear and easy to understand.

MEFIT8
MEFIT8
January 23, 2019
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What a Wonderful class for reinvigorating the arms! Thank you!

Francine P
Francine P
January 22, 2019
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I really like this class, doing hands arms & shoulders feels great.

Kkbuckey
Kkbuckey
January 22, 2019
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Great class for stretching my hands and shoulders. Thank you

DeeCoop
DeeCoop
January 22, 2019
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Haha, have to remember to move my lower body a bit since one foot fell asleep!

Epplr1996
Epplr1996
January 22, 2019
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Good shoulder and hand stretches but hard on my upper middle back to sit in one place that long on the floor.

Marilyn K-M
Marilyn K-M
January 22, 2019
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This is an excellent class for me. I am tightening up at 63 and I need this so it will be repeated again. Thank you

mrebhun45
mrebhun45
January 22, 2019
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I love these hand and feet stretches. Areas that do so much but never get the care they need. I sit at a computer most of the day so my wrists have really tightened up over the years and these are the only exercises that really help me have that not happen! Thanks, David!

Luna.Fjora
Luna.Fjora
January 22, 2019
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This practice was perfect for me as I have a lot of tension in the upper back, shoulders and arms. I felt very relaxed after and will be doing this regularly. Thank you so much David.