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Yin Yoga for the Neck and Shoulders

Beginner I
Tight shoulders and sore neck muscles are all too common. In this short and effective practice, Nyk helps you to find relief in these chronic tight spots and experience a new felt sense of spaciousness in the body.
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  • Block
  • Bolster
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PhoebeL
PhoebeL
November 2, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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I slept wrong on my neck last night, have a kink on one side limiting my normal range of motion- and this was so therapeutic for those upper back and neck muscles. It was challenging to stay present for the longer yin holds but the sequence of postures helped me to sink deeply in by the crushed branches pose. Uniquely accesses the various upper back and neck muscles. Imagine would be good before bed, promotes rest in good alignment

kelly-kicks
kelly-kicks
July 16, 2022
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Thank you since having a new born n breastfeeding my shoulder n neck needed this thank you again

debkiger
debkiger
June 2, 2022
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Each time I do this sequence with Nik, and that’s often, I get more out of it. I have become able to expand / make more space in my neck and shoulders for my muscles to relax into. Thank you!

swoody
swoody
April 19, 2022
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that was just what I needed - to release this knot in my upper back. Thank you, Nyk!

Kavela
Kavela
March 27, 2022
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I love this practice and the release and softness that it brings, especially as I hold much tension in my neck and shoulders.
Thank you Nyk 🙏🏽

RC2021
RC2021
February 26, 2022
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This was my first time doing Yin Yoga. I really liked the focus on the deep stretches, very different than the muscular stretches that I'm used to. I even had a good chuckle in the middle of the practice. I have a question... that very last pose while lying on one's tummy... how are the arms positioned? Are they at shoulder height? perpendicular to the torso? or at an angle down from the torso? I found myself trying to position my elbows higher or lower and ended up with my shoulders by my ears. Maybe a camera angle from the side would help?

Sooz03927
Sooz03927
December 24, 2021
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Nik will direct you to do what you can do without “efforting” and no more. This worked so well for me, and now that my neck and shoulders are feeling better I continue to do this practice and hope it will keep the aches away!

Yocork
Yocork
June 22, 2021
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I am not exaggerating when I say that this class was transformative. It was the key to solving a lifetime of neck pain and tension. Now when I feel that familiar pain coming on, all I have to do is this class and the pain and tension go away. Nyk is a wonderful teacher and her other classes are excellent as well.

jjohnson55313
jjohnson55313
June 16, 2021
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This is a wonderful sequence for my tight neck and shoulders. Thank you!

duroc017
duroc017
April 20, 2021
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Good medicine!! Really helps to ease tension in the neck and shoulders as advertised. I love Nyk's yin videos, and I'm so happy to have just discovered this particular video. It works miracles.

rfgci4054
rfgci4054
December 13, 2020
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First time I have done yin yoga. It is quite slow!

Scout
Scout
September 28, 2020
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I’m a runner and martial artist and often end up with neck tension that can lead to migraines. This practice made a huge difference in releasing those muscles. Thank you so much!

Nyki306
Nyki306
September 3, 2020
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A match made on the mat. Thank you Nyk, from Nyki :-)
A great release and relax before bed after a long flight yesterday and long day at my desk today

katielee23
katielee23
July 27, 2020
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Thank you for such a lovely neck & shoulder release, Nyk. Mine were so SO tight that I could hardly bear it, and this class has given me the release I desperately needed. Awesome. Namaste. x

maya_g
maya_g
June 6, 2020
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Thank for the video! The asanas were helful although I would've been happier with more of them. Found it too slow for my own pace. :)

Nyk Danu
Nyk Danu
December 9, 2020
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Yin Yoga is slow. If you aren't familar with Yin Yoga I have a whole video on here where I break it down and how it's different than movement forms of of Yoga. Sometimes the challenge in Yoga is to give ourselves permission to slow down.

janineheisler
janineheisler
May 26, 2020
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That was a really great and short stretch to start or finish the day. Thank you!

DazyBlue1975
DazyBlue1975
May 21, 2020
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After nine hours straight of kitchen work I really needed this, it really helped with the pain and tension in my neck, back and shoulders. Thank you so much!

christineanna
christineanna
May 17, 2020
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Wow! I always have a tight and tense neck/right shoulder situation, and I feel freer after this short practice than in a long time. Thank you Nyk! I also switched my legs up every 2-3 exercises.

terri53226
terri53226
May 16, 2020
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Lovely practice. I enjoyed it very much. During the seated poses I changed my leg position with every pose, which added a lot of comfort for me.