Yoga Therapy for the Shoulders and Upper Back

Erica Fritch
Instructor Erica Fritch
Average: 4.4 (137 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


PeacefulRN 8 months 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 8 months 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 11 months ago

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

hannahmh106 1 year ago

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

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!

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!

Nyamyj 2 years ago

Fantastic! Definitely created space and fluidity. I will be doing this short bit sweet practice a few times a week.