Yin/Yang Yoga for the Shoulders and Upper Back

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Sarah Jane Steele
Hatha Yoga
Yin Yoga
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Average: 4.4 (167 votes)

The yin comes before the yang in this wonderful, heart-opening, shoulder-releasing and back pain-relieving yin/yang yoga class. Sarah-Jane helps you ease into a series of intense yin poses to release the shoulders first, then moves you through a flow that deepens shoulder openers before you lie down to relax in savasana. Note: you need a bolster, pillow or folded blanket for this class.


Not a beginner class
knansea1 3 weeks ago

I had a hard time following despite years of yoga experience. Because shoulders are so easily injured, I'd only do this class again after researching the correct way to do some of the poses. It would help to have the camera show her arms (as when she starts hero pose) since it's hard to tell exactly where to put hands, should arms be straight, etc. I would appreciate more cues as to positioning.

Nyamyj 1 month ago

I enjoyed this class. My first yin yang and I thank you. Great class.

Deep stretch
Froedi 1 month ago

Wo, I really enjoyed this class! I am having a cold and I was not sure weather I would be able to do all the postures but it really helped me to breath deeply and stretch my aching body. Thank you very very much!

Tough but good
MollyFr 3 months ago

This was one of my favourite videos on this site so far. It was hard for me (as a beginner), but she showed modifications that usually helped. There were two poses that I had no hope of doing, so I'd just stop and hold the 'starting' phase of that pose rather than trying to go deeper and follow her into the actual poses.
Thanks for the great practice!

Very intense stretches right off the bat
vanislebean 4 months ago

Like others, I felt this was too advanced for a beginner, even with modifiers. Planning to come back to this one once I have worked through the rest of the 30 day challenge.

What I love
Helen Alford 6 months ago

What I love about Sarah Jane's yin/yang classes is they provide something between an intermediate vinyasa class, which is sometimes too much for me if I'm tired, and a beginner class which is too gentle. These are a perfect middle ground and I always feel great after them.

I just finished this practice
kholbein 6 months ago

I just finished this practice as a part of the transform your life in 30 days beginner practice and it was amazing!! I will definitely be bookmarking this to do again!!

nmariiie 7 months ago

I am new to yoga so I decided to do this 30 day challenge. I've loved it so far but this particular video felt far more advanced than just 'beginner'. I struggled quite a bit throughout. I was not able to get into each pose properly and felt rushed. Otherwise- have enjoyed this challenge thus far!

Wonderful release
Helen Alford 7 months ago

I love this class but I normally do intermediate classes - it made a really relaxed and welcome change and stretched my back and shoulders out. The first position was total bliss! I'll do this one again.

I should have read the
EmDaisi333 7 months ago

I should have read the comments before starting this but as it is near the beginning of the 30-Day Yoga Challenge, Beginner level, I didn't think I'd need to. I had to stop after only 22 minutes because I couldn't even do the modified stretches and poses. Part of it is that I have shoulder issues I'm working on, but even the parts of the poses that weren't shoulder or upper back related were really difficult and not on par with other Beginner level classes I have taken on the site.