Hatha Yoga for the Hands, Arms and Shoulders

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Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.9 (191 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


so perfect right ...
Beverly Feldt 2 months ago

so perfect right now for tense upper back, shoulder pain and beginning arthritis in hands. I think I need to do this every day. Thanks again.

as someone who frequently
HueyLewis 2 months ago

as someone who frequently uses a keyboard for 3-10 hours a day, this was a joy to perform. my hands feel light and limber, which may not seem like much but mine are doubtlessly as sore and tight as an Olympian swimmer's back

Thank you David
Nell O 2 months ago

I did this as part of the 30 day challenge and didn't expect to find it so rewarding! I've only recently made it into reverse prayer, but by the end of this class it came easily. This is a great class for climbers - we tend to end up with rounded shoulders, tight forearms and injured fingers. I'll definitely be visiting this one again when the 30 day challenge is done.

Always something new - love it
magicadiam 4 months ago

I have done already some previous of these classes on shoulder, arm, finger stretches but always wondered how to stretch the tissue between thumb and forefinger. I am 56 years old, yet quite fit but unpleaseantly surprised especially in the last year that everything around my wrists, hands has become tighter, and I have added some stretches to my regular routine. Just for the thumb/forefinger I did not have a good idea. But here we go! I am so grateful for the ever new impulses you provide!

surprisingly great
sammykins 5 months ago

I wasn't particularly excited about this class, but what a surprise! I had several surgeries on my left forearm in my 20s and there is still some atrophy and minor limits to my mobility. This class seemed to be exactly the physical therapy I should have had years ago. Thanks!

One of my all time favorites!
margotkeyes 5 months ago

This is a wonderfully calm stretching practice in areas that can get neglected, but support us in so much of our practice. Enjoy it!

Headache disappeared
LouiseF 6 months ago

Lovely class, my back of the head and neck headache went about halfway through the class. Feeling so much looser and softer around my shoulder girdle now.

Wonderful class!
kadman10 7 months ago

So important for the upper back, fingers, arms and chest. Loved it!

Neck and Shoulders Stretch
nadomom 1 year ago

This feels good on my arms and shoulders and relieves the arm pain I have from a pinched nerve on my neck. Lovely class. Thank you.

Your hand and arm stretches
Zane Black 1 year ago

Your hand and arm stretches are among my favorites, along with hip openers and hamstring stretches, as I think they are often neglected and sooo useful for countering workaday wear and tear. I do think reverse namaste is quite a challenge for those who don't know the trick to getting into the pose...I think there's a video here that explains it nicely, isn't there?