Yoga for the Upper Back

Hatha Yoga
Yoga at Work
Yoga for Back Care
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Average: 4.8 (200 votes)
Class Description: 

This class is a deep release for the shoulders and upper back, making it perfect for a variety of people, including musicians, new parents, office workers and athletes. It targets all of the muscles connecting to the upper back and shoulders, providing relief from tightness, aches and pain... all in less than 40 minutes!


Fantastic Class
Cloud42 1 week ago

I'm starting to be able to move in ways that I had never been able to before. I have so much more freedom and openness in my upper body now (at least I feel like i do. ;-) At the end, I felt like I was sitting much straighter. This is great for me since I have a three month old baby to care for and a desk job too. I felt super after this. I was so proud I could do this class from start to finish. My neck kind of hurt doing some of the belt stuff but maybe with more practice that will go away too. I must have some tenseness in that area.

Whoa, thank you so much. I
theresaandrea 2 weeks ago

Whoa, thank you so much. I am a parent of one year old twins, just starting to have issues with my upper back and shoulders. I know I need to take better care of my body, and this was a perfect, gentle, yet effective series of poses to ease back into greater mobility and strength. I look forward to seeing how I feel tomorrow after having practiced, and hope to return to this video again and again.

Thank you! You are fantastic
Joannakd 1 month ago

Thank you! You are fantastic teacher!

Second time I do this class.
Francine P 2 months ago

Second time I do this class. The first time I found it really difficult and thought my body would ache terribly the next day. Well... no not much pain the next day just a wonderful feeling of being taller and more free. This helps my posture a lot. My full time work with preschoolers require bending down and sitting on very low chairs continually and my thighs, neck and shoulders felt so tight. I was developing odd pains in my left leg. This practice corrects my posture and gives me energy. Thank you.

Laptop shoulder relief
eJessica 2 months ago

This is such an amazing practice for me after I sit typing at a laptop all day. At the end of the day my shoulders are around my ears. This is starting to correct years of damage by me. Thank you.

Lealy 3 months ago

very nice practice!! liked especially the part with the belt/rope. i felt like i could get a nice stretch for my upper back! thank you!

Thank you very much!! It felt
Lealy 4 months ago

Thank you very much!! It felt very good! :)

That was awesome!
Ilsahuck 4 months ago

After a long intense day of doing translations on the computer, I had so much neck, shoulder, and upper back tension. I debated taking a hot bath or doing this and glad I chose this. I feel like a rag doll and will surely fall fast asleep. Thank you so much for a great class.

Ankle pain
Olsondt 5 months ago

One problem that I encounter with a lot of yoga is difficulty maintaining positions that involve sitting on my heels. After about a minute, it really starts to burn, , and I have to sit up. Any suggestions?

Burning Feet
David Procyshyn 5 months ago

Yes, there are two approaches. You can put something (a bolster, block, pillow, folded blanket) under your bum to take pressure off your knees and you can slip a rolled up hand towel under your ankles for some relief there.
Let me know how it goes!