Yin Yoga for the Shoulders

Sarah Jane Steele
Instructor Sarah Jane Steele
Average: 4.7 (143 votes)
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This yin yoga class helps you release the deeper tension around the shoulders, arms and upper back. Sarah's gentle, encouraging guidance helps you get through the discomfort of holding a stretch for a few minutes, particularly the poses that are uncomfortable the moment you move into them. Note: to learn how to make your own bolster at home, click here.

Equipment: Block, Bolster, Chair, Blankets
Style: Yin Yoga


ACSchommer 3 months ago

Loved this yin practice for shoulders! Great postures & guidance with just the right length of tome for the holds. Thank you!

sng4ever 4 months ago

WOW! Great practice for the shoulders. I will share this with my husband. Wonderful if you weight train or do a lot of vinyasa yoga.
Thank you!!!!

oakhazel 5 months ago

Really great lesson, I really enjoyed it. The music was lovely but I do find that it inhibits true reflection and a deeper experience of introspection, as one part of you is listening to instructions and another part can't but help listen to the music. Hence, I find it a distraction. I will return to this though as the content of the lesson is really helpful. Thank you.

turnerck 6 months ago

As someone with extremely tight shoulders, some of these poses were so deep they were hard to relax into for a full Yin experience, but this class got perfectly into some very tight pockets and I am feeling wonderful afterwards. Thank you Sarah!

EmilyinSussex 1 year ago

Suffering chronic shoulder and neck pain due to modern life strains. Just discovered this lovely class, will try daily for a week and report back!

gretchenc 2 years ago

Here's a tip for an easy DIY bolster - tightly roll up an old yoga mat! Worked great for me.

little-big 2 years ago

As something with a chronic lung condition which left my shoulders slouched forward from all of the intense coughing, I have been using this practice to help me open up my chest and shoulders to help alleviate some of that tension that has built up over the last several years. I am now almost two years post lung transplant, and this practice, along with others here on this site, has finally allowed me to gain some relief and openness within my own body. Time and time again I have read about people feeling an emotional release at the end of a practice, and I am so blessed to say that I finally have felt that experience upon completion of this particular class today. It has become one of my favorites.
Thank you so much.

Nyamyj 2 years ago

This really opened up tight shoulders. Beautiful choice of music too. Thank you Sarah.

soshedid86 2 years ago

I'm still recovering from a shoulder injury several years back and am usually reluctant when it comes to stretching my shoulders in any way. This was perfect for me! I need to practice with these postures more often and appreciate your clear and gentle guidance ♡

CristinaAurelia 2 years ago

Sarah, thank you so much for this energizer. It's first thing in the morning, and I'm feeling on top of the world now. Look out world....here I come! :)