Restorative and Yin Yoga

Yoga Videos for a Crick in the Neck and Upper Back Pain

Leslie Perryman • November 1, 2017
As we carry on through our hectic day to day lives, we all too often fail to understand how our body's respond to stress. The stress that we cope with doesn't just go away, we actually carry it within our body; it stores itself in our muscles, particularly the muscles of our upper back, and this muscle tension can lead to tremendous pain and discomfort. Regular yoga practice can assist in relaxing your muscles to eliminate much of this upper back pain, restoring comfort and ridding your body of the pain you struggle to cope with.Full Body Yin Yoga by Kassandra Reinhardt
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1. Neck and Shoulder Pain
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If you have neck or shoulder tension from long hours at your computer or other kinds of physical or mental stress, Tara shows you a few simple yoga poses to help release tension.
2. Supported Restorative Forward Bends
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Restorative yoga takes many forms and in this class Judith Hanson Lasater will guide you through supported forwards bends and meditation. These two elements make a perfect pairing because forward bends lead us naturally and intuitively towards a meditative state. As a result of this practice you'll feel more open and aligned back body.
3. Supported Restorative Backbends
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This class is all about supported backbends. Bending forward is a large part of our daily routine. We lean forward and sit at the computer facing forward. These restorative poses, guided by Judith Hanson Lasater, will help undo the constant habit of this action to help you relieve tension and reduce pain. Backbends do not need to be strenuous or intense in order to feel the benefits. These poses are more about opening rather than stretching.
4. Full Body Yin Yoga
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This yin yoga class is designed to stretch and open your entire body in a short amount of time. It is perfect for those days where you're on-the-go, feeling stressed and tense, and are looking to make some time to focus on your wellbeing. Grab a block and join Kassandra on the mat when you're ready.
5. Gentle Full Body Yoga Flow
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Feel "forever young" with this gentle yoga flow that brings energy and vitality into your being. Grokker expert Sherry Zak Morris provides accessible sequences to help you increase your flexibility, build your stamina, and improve your strength. This class is designed with the 50+ age group in mind, but great for anyone looking for a gentle, full body class.
6. Yin Yoga for Neck and Shoulders
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This yin yoga class eliminates tension and tightness from your neck, shoulders, and upper body. By holding fewer poses for an extended period of time, you will benefit from increased circulation, improved mobility, and stress and anxiety reduction. Grab your mat and join Kassandra Reinhardt for this relaxing yin practice.
7. Upper Back and Neck Pain Prevention
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Upper back and neck pain can be draining and acutely painful, but this video gives you the tools to prevent that occurring. In this Grokker Premium video Tanya Fitzpatrick will demonstrate a series of gentle somatic movements that help release any tension that has been building up in your upper back and neck, and you will experience tangible relief as well as help preventing the pain reemerging. Join Tanya Fitzpatrick in her Freedom From Pain Series to manage, relieve, and release pain throughout your body.
8. Chair Yoga: Neck and Shoulders
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Melt tension through the neck and shoulders with stimulative exercises for the neck, shoulders, and upper back. Grokker Yoga Expert Sierra Campbell will guide you into this simple, yet deeply restorative yoga and meditation practice focused on complete relaxation seated in a chair, in a car, or in flight. Sit back and soothe stress away with simple methods for lasting relaxation in this Grokker Premium video. Appropriate for all levels.
9. Yoga for Surfers: Shoulders and Upper Back
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If you are suffering from pain, tension, and or limited range of motion in your shoulders, neck, and upper back, then this class is exactly what you need. Ashleigh Sergeant will take you through a series of poses that will first relax your muscles and then strengthen them in order to provide long-lasting relief. This class is appropriate for students of all skill levels.
10. Yin for the Upper Body
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Upper body tension is common problem after a rough day at work. This Grokker Premium video will help you release tension in the upper back and shoulders. Grokker Yoga Expert, Matece Skow, focuses on helping to lengthen and free deep connective tissues through the spine in this all levels practice.
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