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


Helen P 4 years ago

Thank you Sarah Jane, this was the best class I've done to loosen up my horribly tight shoulders. I loved the meditative quality of the breathing and getting into the stillness of the poses was a new kind of challenge. I'll definitely be back!

LaGuiri 4 years ago

This class is deceptively simple! I was surprised at how overwhelmed and emotional I got at times. I had to stop the video and take a few steps around the room on a couple of occasions. I'd like to come back to it on another day.

Sam9 4 years ago

Love this practice allowing to release my shoulders from all the tension that I get built up. It's wonderful! Thank you!

rachelcoggs 4 years ago

Thanks for a great intro back into yoga practice, very tight shoulders have been worked and stretched.

Giniyogini 4 years ago

Yin has been the only yoga practice that has healed two joint injuries I suffered from. I have a new shoulder injury and was delighted to find this practice! I will get back to you in a month and let you know how it goes. Thank you so much!!

takagwena 4 years ago

This was a beautiful practice - thank you so much Sarah Jane. I carry my tension in my shoulders. This class was just what I needed to release some of that tightness.

Mary_15 4 years ago

I love the yin yoga for hips and hamstrings and have been wishing for a class for the shoulders - Thanks !!!!

tzk12 4 years ago

I really needed something specific for my shoulders from a very stressful work day at the computer, with bad posture I'm sure. lol I will be doing this practice several times a week. It really targets all the shoulder muscles and tissue. So grateful for this!

ellumine 4 years ago

Just what I needed this morning! Lifting, hugging, and carrying a little 24-lb body all day long has left me very tight. This was my first "yin" class and I appreciated the info shared about a yin vs yan work out of yoga. I think i'm due for more yin these days! Looking forward to trying some of her other classes.