Yoga for the Upper Back

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Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.8 (254 votes)
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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!

Equipment: Strap
Style: Hatha Yoga, Yoga at Work, Yoga for Back Care


[email protected] 2 years 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!

That was awesome!
lisahuck 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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!

Just what I needed!
sbmama 2 years ago

A very thorough class that really helped loosen the knots in my upper back. Way better expertise and quality than the other youtube videos I tried for the same area.

Another incredible class from
donvmorgan 2 years ago

Another incredible class from an amazing teacher!

David's Class for Upper Body
DeniseCS 2 years ago

David, thank you for another incredible class. I'm extremely grateful for all I am learning from you. Your voice is so calming and peaceful and this upper body stretch really hit areas I've never stretched before. Thank you so much.

Thank you!
florisland 2 years ago

I only echo what's been said before; thank you for this class. I feel so calm and relaxed. It's amazing the difference in mindset one feels before and after yoga. Thank you!

Great class for swimmers
Janiemuffin 2 years ago

Love the way it targeted the upper back and shoulders so specifically. I am a swimmer and this really afforded great stretching and relief