Yin/Yang Yoga for the Shoulders and Upper Back

Sarah Jane Steele
Instructor Sarah Jane Steele
Average: 4.4 (219 votes)
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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.

Equipment: Bolster
Style: Hatha Yoga, Yin and Yin/Yang Yoga


Dharaling 4 months ago

A nice relaxing and centering practice, appreciated your lean and clear guidance. Thank you.

ruth lewis 5 months ago

I loved the sound of this class but struggled with the very first pose which put me off continuing, unfortunately.

Connie Uberti 6 months ago

Thank you! Amazing for shoulders and upper back. This is a new must for me to have a balanced practice.

JAC 7 months ago

Just what I needed this morning. Lovely class. Thank you.

luzeamor 9 months ago

Perfect practice for when you are feeling a bit "stiff" around back and shoulders...thank you, I really enjoyed it!

Hymana 10 months ago

I wasn’t sure I’d like this class but was delightfully surprised by how enjoyable it was! Such wonderful shoulder openers. Great guidance with options based on body abilities. Thanks!

LaGuiri 1 year ago

I have very little flexibility in my upper body and it's hard to find sequences that address that. I couldn't do every single pose in the video (I had to skip camel and give myself a rest), but because each yang pose was held for such a short period, I didn't have the time to feel tired or frustrated.

It's a good idea to shift it to intermediate as the pace is so fast.

Namaste Sarah! Exactly what I needed after my bike ride. Nearly didn't do it as I thought it would be too intense. Not at all thank you.

KGP 1 year ago

Hi Sarah! I love all of your yin yoga videos. As someone who uses yin for it's meditative quality, I find your amount of instruction exactly what I need to clear my mind. I hope you continue to make more yin videos. I find this one particularly soothing for my upper back and I think it's one of the few videos that focuses on this region which is particularly bothersome for me.
Thank you for being a great (remote) teacher.