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.Supported Restorative Forward Bends by Judith Hanson Lasater
1. Beginner Hips and Shoulders
Discover a sweet routine for opening the hips and releasing the upper back. The hips and shoulders frame the spine, therefore releasing tension in these tighter joints will give you a renewed sense of freedom through the central channel of the body. Join Grokker Yoga Expert Celest Pereira in this Grokker Premium video for unlocking the pelvis and the shoulder girdle.
2. Seated Therapeutics for the Neck and Shoulders
Release deep tension through the neck and shoulders to help alleviate pain and improve posture. You can adapt these seated postures to maintain an open chest and centered mind throughout your work day by substituting a chair for the bolster, or even come to standing to increase circulation through the lower body while you align the upper back. Allow Yoga Expert Morgan Levay to guide your body into a state of soft strength as you unwind the muscles along your spine.
3. 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.
4. Yoga for the Neck and Shoulders
Deeply release tension through your neck and shoulders as Ashleigh Sergeant guides you through a chest opening and upper back strengthening practice. This Grokker premium video is appropriate for all levels of practice and beneficial for all styles of yoga. Shine bright, open your heart, and breathe deeply.
5. Chair Yoga: Neck and Shoulders
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.
6. Quick Fix for Shoulder Pain
This easy to follow video will help you learn how to relieve tension in your shoulders in four simple yoga moves.
7. 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.
8. Freedom From Pain: Upper Back Pain Relief
Discover exercises designed to alleviate neck and shoulder tension. Whether you are experiencing symptoms of fibromyalgia, old injuries or accidents, or simply poor lifestyle habits, this series will help you find simple, effective pain relief techniques for everyday life. In this video, Tanya Fitzpatrick will show how to open the shoulders and release neck tension.
9. 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.
10. 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.