Yoga for the Upper Back

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.9 (300 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!

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 12 of Grounding and Strength 14-Day Beginner Yoga Challenge.

Yoga for the Upper Back Playlist (to be played with the class)

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Note: You will need a subscription for access to Apple Music, and for music to play ad-free on Spotify and YouTube Music. You will also need to adjust the volume to your preference.

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


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Mrs_Ellis 5 years ago

David is amazing. I love the way I feel after along day with anxiety.Thanks for the class.

solidsteak 5 years ago

I should have done this months ago. I've been doing yoga on my own since I was 16 for pain and stress, but I haven't been very consistent the last few years. It's amazing how much this helped my upper back, especially between the neck and shoulder blades. This was my first video on this site and I'm impressed with the quality. I also enjoy watching male instructors because I'm a guy. Thanks!

girlchippy 5 years ago

I am amazed how good online yoga classes are.
Very greatful to have access to teachers of your caliber.
Thank you for creating this site, I really hope you are fairly rewarded.

spritsong 5 years ago

Thank you for wonderful class! I love this website and all the fantastic classes available to us.! Namaste

Anna1603 5 years ago

Thank you so, so much for this website and this class! I am very grateful that you and the other teachers share their classes with literally everyone. I know I should be doing Yoga more often and even though I usually do not have pain, today I was drawn to this class by some upper back pain. Woosh! All gone! :-) Thank you!
I love the way you guide through the classes and really enjoy them!

pamuela64 5 years ago

Such a simple sequence but an incredible release in my back. Wonderful!

Jinu 5 years ago

I had upper back pain for almost 1year and no doctor could solve my problem, people struggled understand my pain, then i tried ayurveda, though it gave me temporary relief, the pain will come back, then i thought ill try yoga and i don't remember how i ended up here, but it saved me thousands and my sleepless nights are gone. Thanks David.

David Procyshyn 5 years ago

That was a pleasure to read, Jinu. I'm happy to hear that you've had such great improvement in the pain. Nothing makes us feel better about the work we do than receiving messages like yours.

Keep in touch.


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lisab1 5 years ago

Thank you for posting this video, I have enjoyed doing this session so much!