Yin Yoga

7 Yin Yoga Videos for Upper Back Pain

Leslie Perryman • October 24, 2016
Meditative, long held stretches bypass superficial muscle layers to penetrate deep into connective tissues and joints. Passive postures are typically supported with props, and practiced close to the floor to feel fully received and held by gravity, and the earth beneath. In Yin yoga, you'll take mindful time to explore the edges of your tolerance, in a safe, quiet, and deeply healing space. Postures are held for 3 to 5 minutes, sometimes longer.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. 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.
2. Yin Yoga for the Lower Back
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This yin yoga class focuses on alleviating discomfort in your lower back by providing supportive poses that are held for an extended period of time. These poses feel especially good if you spend a lot of time standing throughout the day or doing strenuous work.
3. Yin Yoga for the Side Body
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This yin yoga class is all about twists and opening up your side body. Each of these moves is great for aiding in digestion, maintaining normal spine rotation, and reducing pain in your back.
4. Chest, Arms & Upper Back Yin Yoga
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This yin yoga class is designed to open your chest, arms, and upper back in order to create space and reduce tension. Many of our daily activities such as sitting at a computer or behind the wheel of a car cause us to hunch and round our backs, causing pain. This practice will counteract the effects of these activities and build strength.
5. 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.
6. 14-Day Yoga Challenge: Yin Yoga for the Back
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Today you will be taken through a wonderful and soothing yin yoga class that will help relax and ease tension in your back. By holding poses for prolonged periods you will lengthen your spine, reduce your stress levels, and finish this class feeling rejuvenated and energized.
7. 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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