The Ultimate Shoulder Sequence

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
4.78857
Average: 4.8 (175 votes)
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Duration:
62
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20

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

Comments

MissiB 6 years ago

According to its purpose - to work around the shoulders area, which also includes neck, arms, chest,... - this class is Pure Perfection!
Thank you so much, David.
Peace and Love :-).

emiliajane 6 years ago

I was really looking forward to this video because my back and shoulders need MUCH attention. However, half way thru the class I had to shut it off. Sitting back on my feet like that is not comfortable at all. I tried adjusting and sat in a cross legged position but that didn't exactly work either. How can all of you sit on your heels like that?! Am I doing something wrong?

David Procyshyn 6 years ago

Hi purpleNBD.
I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. Daveofnorway is right, you can use anything that is similar to a strap, such as a rope, belt or tie.
All the best,
David
DoYogaWithMe.com Founder

David Procyshyn 6 years ago

Hi there.

That's a great question. You're not alone - many people find it uncomfortable to sit on their heels, due to tight ankles or knees. There is a way to adapt the pose so that it is comfortable though. Try this:

1) Roll up two small towels so they form cigar shapes a few inches thick.
2) Get a few firm pillows or blankets.
3) This time when you sit back on your heels, place the rolled up towels under your ankles, and stack as many pillows and/or blankets on the floor, under your seat, as you need.

The higher you are sitting, the easier on your body. The more cushion under your ankles, the easier it will be on your feet.

Let me know if that helps.

David
DoYogaWithMe.com Founder

jblend 6 years ago

What a wonderful series. I appreciate your gently authoritative voice. So calming. Thank you, David!

fatmanwithafork 7 years ago

I've had a knot in my back for several days now and I finally decided to do this series. I can still feel the knot, but I feel so much better, so much more relaxed. I'm no longer in pain like I was when I began this video. Thanks, David. I really dig your style of teaching.

cali27ryan 7 years ago

This is the best sequence for shoulders I have ever done. My shoulders no longer feel like my own - in a good way! I really feel like a great deal of tension has been lifted literally off my shoulders. A few more sessions will most certainly do the trick.

Great Teacher, great class and I highly recommend it!

LuluDoll 8 years ago

All of my favorite videos so far in one uncut version. This really does stretch everything I need all in one class, thank you.