Yin Yoga for the Shoulders

Sarah Jane Steele
Instructor Sarah Jane Steele
Average: 4.7 (158 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 and Yin/Yang Yoga


col_bd 8 months ago

i'm a physical therapist & neeeded & loved this so much!! i've primarily been an ashtanga practitioner, & am just now getting into yin... very excited as someone who also gets migraines. I think it will be a great practice for me. You were wonderful, Sarah. Thank you.

debajane54 9 months ago

You're the first yoga instructor I've worked with who did an entire Yin practice just focused on the shoulders. It was wonderful. Thank you so much.

This was a great fit for this 21 day challenge. On the pose just before we relaxed into heart-bed pose, can you tell me where my face should be? Should my forehead be on the mat, or should my cheek be on the mat? It was difficult for me to see this.

Thanks Sara. I am really seeing improved strength in my shoulders with this challenge.

ACSchommer 1 year ago

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

sng4ever 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 years 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!