Shoulderstand Variations

Rachel Scott
Instructor Rachel Scott
Average: 4.3 (12 votes)
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Shoulderstand is known in yoga lore as a powerful and restorative posture. In this class (and in a welcome change of pace for our inversion series), Rachel guides you through an easeful approach to shoulderstand and we will explore how you can modify this pose and incorporate it into your practice. Note: You will need a wall to do the practice.

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 6 of Rachel's 7-Day Inversion Challenge.

Equipment: Strap, Block
Style: Hatha Yoga


carolynariel@gm... 2 months ago

Loved this class - my first one with this teacher. I didn’t know there were easier variations of shoulder stand. Also her teaching style and presence are lovely. I will seek out more of her classes. Thank you, Rachel!

Rachel Scott 2 months ago

Carolyn, great to meet you! I'm glad you enjoyed the class- I love that "hips on blocks" version of shoulderstand :) Look forward to hearing what you think of the other classes :)

radhike 2 months ago

I really enjoyed the slow but very effective neck and shoulder stretches', my bpdy felt so light and made that shoulder stand bit easier to do. Thanks Rachel.

sng4ever 2 months ago

Some interesting shoulder stand variations. I found these nice to know about, try, and be able to share with others.

Rachel Scott 2 months ago

I love the version with just the hips on the much more accessible than the full thing~

DjKlin 2 months ago

Hi Rachel, loved this one, more gentle to do than the other days.... perfect for the morning routine to wake up and start the day in a good mood. Take care. Thanks for all this amazing classes on inversion :)

Rachel Scott 2 months ago

I figured you all deserved a break!! When I was filming, I certainly needed one ;) So good to hear from you~

Ronne 2 months ago

Thanks for the slower pace today Rachel, my body needed it. Love the first variation of shoulder stand. I don't think I'll try the full one ever again. That felt so restful.

Rachel Scott 2 months ago

Yah, full shoulderstand is INTENSE! And not always in a good or positive way. I love that first variation too :)