Hatha Yoga for the Hands, Arms and Shoulders

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.9 (228 votes)
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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.

Equipment: None
Style: Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yoga at Work, Yoga for Seniors


grumpers 4 days ago

So, 5 days ago I had an ablation to correct a heart defect. I'm told the procedure was sucessful but a minor compliction meant I spent 2 full days lay on my back. Consequently, I am now very stiff and sore - especially on my right side.

I came on here to do the ultimate shoulder sequence, but it felt like too much so I did this instead. I can't believe how difficult I found it, but I feel so much better now.

This was a perfect 1st step. I'm not confident enough to do anything with the aches in my lower back and right hip yet, as the insertion point for the ablation was the artery in my right groin and it's still very painful, but a 1st step has been taken :-)

barbkoch 2 months ago

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

JMacDee 8 months ago

I enjoyed the specific focus on the arms and hands. It was great for loosening them and my shoulders.

Trishwit 9 months ago

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

Ramona111 11 months ago

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 1 year ago

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

aomurray 1 year ago

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!

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 1 year ago

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...