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Shoulderstand Variations

Intermediate I
(14 Reviews)

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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.


  • Block
  • Strap


  • Arms/Hands
  • Core Strength
  • Inversions
  • Neck/Shoulders
  • Strength
  • Whole Body


  • Hatha Yoga
Jean Crowder
March 26, 2023

lovely chest openers and shoulder stretching that I always need. thank you Rachel


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!

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Rachel Scott
March 6, 2021

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 :)

February 21, 2021

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.

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February 19, 2021

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

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Rachel Scott
February 21, 2021

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

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