The Ultimate Shoulder Sequence

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.8 (175 votes)
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This slow, meditative Hatha yoga class is a thorough stretching of the shoulders and neck. You will be reminded throughout to return to an awareness of your body sensations as you flow through the poses. A 10-minute total body relaxation completes the class.

Equipment: Strap
Style: Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga


lomoraes 6 years ago

Although I loved this sequence, it has a kinda painful to be sitting in my heels half of the time. Once I crossed my legs, everything went better.

David Procyshyn 6 years ago

Yes, please do! In this video I sit on my heels a lot, but if that is uncomfortable sit cross-legged instead. It won't change the benefits of the class at all.
Take care,
David Founder

purpleNBD 6 years ago

Hi david,
i'm just starting the beginner to intermediate program and i noticed that this particular video requires a yoga strap. i don't own one yet and was wondering if this session can be done without the strap as well. could you help please?

beelberts 6 years ago

Coming into this class, I was not expecting it to be completely seated (mostly). After about a half hour of being on my knees, I needed to give them a break. It is a real shoulder class and particularly enjoyable, especially in pace and teaching, but you will be seated on your knees for about 80% of the time.

EvaCommunicatio... 6 years ago


Thank you so much for this class! I didn't realize how much I needed this specific class, but I will definitely be doing this practice again soon. Thank you for all you do for! This is such a fantastic website. :)

Take care,


bjurdanetal 6 years ago

David, I developed frozen shoulder syndrome on my right one in January 2013, and went to PT which didn't do much for it....I was recommended to start Yoga right after my left shoulder started to go in July. Although any shoulder pose is challenging (more on left than in my right, which is healing now), I can see the difference during each class....

Today, I did yours for the first time. It wasn't easy - rather painful at times, but I know I have to move slowly and be patient with myself, the truth is that this class is a BLESSING! And the relaxation at the end is exactly what the doctor order to breath the pain away.

Thank You.

kiwileaf 6 years ago

After practicing this class again with David, I have to make a general comment with regards to the narration and voice overs in general. David, you are by far the easiest and most succinct voice in any of the videos. Your other teachers would do well to emulate your technique in this skill not just your Yoga prowess.

wheres booboo 6 years ago

Hi I have a bad shoulder. Possibly rotatory cuff injury but for sure I have some arthritis in the ac joint. I feel it in the joint when doing the exercizes but they don't have a lasting effect good or bad. Do you have any thaughts on the effects of Yoga on injured or bad shoulders, or joints in general?

David Procyshyn 6 years ago

Hi there.

Thanks for the question.

The shoulder is a extremely complicated joint, and because of this even trained professionals have difficulty diagnosing the cause of joint pain or lack of mobility. What I would recommend it experimenting carefully with what you are able to do, and avoid what causes pain or inflammation the next day.

It is, of course, best to get advice from someone in person, such as a physiotherapist or massage therapist.

Take care,

David Founder