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
1. Yoga for Surfers: Shoulders and Upper Back
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.
2. Gentle Full Body Yoga Flow
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.
3. Yoga For Daily Neck Relief
Our "silent" series continues with Yoga For Daily Neck Relief. This sequence is simple but so rewarding! Take the time to connect to your body and relieve your head, neck and shoulders from pain and discomfort. Remember the key word here is PRACTICE. Practice checking in with your neck daily and I believe you will discover a lighter, happier you! Even if you do not have neck pain, practice good neck hygiene! It is all connected baby.
4. Supported Restorative Forward Bends
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.
5. Yin Yoga for Neck and Shoulders
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.
6. Upper Back and Neck Pain Prevention
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.
7. Full Body Yin Yoga
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.
8. Supported Restorative Backbends
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.
9. Neck and Shoulder Pain
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.
10. Yin for the Upper Body
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.