Yoga for the Upper Back

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Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.8 (256 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


I can breath
Nikki Marie 4 years ago

Thank you so much, David! This was absolutely wonderful.

New Year release
halfstring 4 years ago

An excellent routine for releasing tension in the shoulders, neck, and back. Thank you for sharing and a great way to start off 2015.

Fantastic class
summertime 4 years ago

I did this class after a very busy nightshift that rendered me very tight around the upper back, neck and shoulders. This class was just what I needed! Thank you David!

Wonderful !!!!
GranCarol 4 years ago

This is far and away the best back and shoulder opening class I have ever had! Fantastic!

Perfect after traveling!
Gogoaim 4 years ago

I'm more of an intermediate/advanced yogi, and would have passed this video up normally, but my entire back and shoulders were extremely tight after air travel and being in a car all day after that. I loved this video and it was just what I needed to not feel like a hunchback! I substituted a rolled towel since I didn't have a strap with me. Thanks, I feel awesome again! namaste!

My back feels so much better
jvc3048 4 years ago

My back feels so much better already! Thank you David for this great video. Sending much love and light your way :) Namaste

Amazing stretches
jvb1130 4 years ago

As a total yoga beginner this is EXACTLY what I've been hoping/looking for. I have constant tension migraines and headaches and this just stretched out all the places I carry that tension. I'm so thrilled and excited to continue doing this class.

Thanks for the great classes!
cberlin 4 years ago

Thanks for the great classes! Perfect voice over, the sequences are just wonderful! Thank you from Germany!

First time and I feel great!
Pegleg 4 years ago

I have tried a few yoga stretches in the past, but this was my first official full length video to completion. I am SO glad I found your site! This beginners introduction to yoga for upper back stretching was just what I needed. I work at a computer all day and my back is always so tight and uncomfortable. I felt every muscle being put to work, and heard a few snaps, crackles and pops along the way and it was wonderful! Its as if I used certain muscles for the first time in years. These videos are a perfect fit for me and I especially loved how you closed the video. Although I found a few of the poses/stretches challenging, I am sure I'll get used to it. I'll be looking for another video to help me work on the problems with my neck - stiff, tight and achy. You are a wonderful instructor!