Yin/Yang Yoga for the Shoulders and Upper Back

Sarah Jane Steele
Instructor Sarah Jane Steele
Average: 4.4 (218 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


Bibliophyle19 4 years ago

Based on all the comments I was expecting this to be a lot more difficult, but I found it to be perfect. I thought the poses were held for the perfect amount of time, and my shoulders now feel amazing! They've been giving me a lot of grief lately, so this was VERY appreciated. I feel so tall and open! Definitely adding to my regular practice. Thank you!

Cheryl Kennedy 4 years ago

I enjoyed the class however after practicing yoga for a number of years I can certainly say this is not a beginner class.

David Procyshyn 4 years ago

Thanks. Did you find it too challenging? If you did, can you tell me in what way? We can always adjust these things when we get feedback.

dwahlers 4 years ago

I did this one as part of the 30 day challenge and also didn't find it beginner friendly. I was able to do it but I missed some more explanation of the poses, how to place hands and feet, which muscles we should be feeling, etc. as to avoid injuries.

yogagypsy 4 years ago

I have also been practicing for many years and agree completely. I found that proper alignment cues were missing for beginners; if I didn't already have a strong practice, I would likely have injured myself.

Amy H 4 years ago

A weird mix between some fairly advanced poses with a beginner approach. Felt a bit disjointed to me. But LOVE the focus shoulders and heart opener. Also, other than the first pose, no booster required for the rest of the practice.

zeecee 4 years ago

The Yin was beautiful. I thought the Yang was a bit fast but I guess that's the point.

Ohoodkt 4 years ago

Ive got scoliosis so my doctor recommended yoga, figured i would try out an online class first to see how it goes.....even though i did this in my bedroom it still felt like i was up there with you on the beach.

this was my first time ever trying out yoga, i struggled a bit trying to stay balanced and not tripping over but im gonna try this again tomorrow to see how it goes.
Thank you!