Yoga Therapy for the Shoulders and Upper Back

Erica Fritch
Instructor Erica Fritch
Average: 4.4 (144 votes)
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This short shoulder sequence is for everyone - yoga practitioners, office workers, weight lifters, new moms, musicians, and everyone else who uses their hands and arms throughout the day. These therapeutic exercises are not yoga poses, but will help you with your asana practice and will generally give you more space and mobility in your shoulders. Practice regularly to bring ease to your body at work and at home.

Equipment: Block
Style: Yoga Therapy, Yoga for Back Care


panhic 6 months ago

I can't believe how great this feels. Is there a similar but longer class? I'd love that.

dosbo 10 months ago

What a beautiful release! I am an experienced yogi, but tight shoulders persist. I could easily incorporate this quick routine into my day and would be so much more relaxed. Thank you, Erica!

(Now can you do one for the low back and sacrum, please!)

stacynwoods 1 year ago

I found this today and it was really helpful for my super tight shoulders! Note it doesn’t show up when you search by neck/shoulders though - people may miss it!

PeacefulRN 1 year ago

I was surprised by how intense this felt on my shoulders - definitely tells me that there is a lot of deep tension that needs releasing. Loved that I could do this practice without having to roll out my mat (I just lay down on my floor) or take off my shoes and socks - cold be great for a mid-day office stretch. Thank you!

AprilStewart 1 year ago

Exactly what I was looking for today - quickly provide relief to my chronically tight shoulders. I'll be coming back to this class regularly. Thank you!

huma 2 years ago

Office stress and too much time at computer... This was soooooo helpful.
Thank you. Upperback and shoulders. in 15 mins.
Very grateful.

hannahmh106 2 years ago

I did a lot of gardening this weekend and my shoulders and upper back were feeling so stiff...this helped a lot!

Melanie Lichtinger 2 years ago

Thank you, Erica,
for this great shoulder release practice. The tightness that developed there recently feels already lighter.
Loved the flow sequence, and will revisit.
Keep bringing on more Yoga Therapy!

Sebastiantanner94 3 years ago

I'm 24 and have always had some sort of back this-or-that. My upper back has ALWAYS been tight and always the comment I receive when I get a massage. Today at work (I have two jobs and both involve a lot of upper-body and standing) my back cramped up so bad. I did a few stretches to get me through the day. BUT THIS! The release I got from this was spectacular . Thank you so much. Will have to add this as a daily regimen!