Enjoy transforming "shoulds" into "goods" in your shoulders. Join Andrea for this shoulder-oriented class. A loose grasp on a strap is suggested for this practice, as many of us tend to get a bit overly ambitious at the top of this sequence, only to find it unbearable mid-way through. Remind yourself that you are administering therapy, not torture.

The simplicity of these movements is misleading – they pack a punch. Listen to what your shoulder girdle is telling you and if you need to take a break then absolutely take one. Dull pain and sharp pain are very different indicators. Dull pain is what Mr. Iyengar calls “good pain”-- things shifting carefully. Sharp pain is our body throwing up red flags and telling us to stop what we are doing before we injure ourselves. It's a great opportunity to experience sthira sukham asanam (which means steady and sweet).

Recommended props: 1 block, 1 strap

If you have shoulder issues, be extremely careful with this one. I thought I was doing fine, but the day after this, my left shoulder was screaming. It took two weeks to get back to a place where I thought I could try a beginner class again. A little goes a long way here because you hold the binds soooo long.

Meghan C.

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instruction too long and not quit into the theme in some point.

Nok T.

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I could not hear her either. Needed to close all my windows and still.....

Shelly R.

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This was my longest ever hold of gomukhasana arms; but when I finished it really felt awesome. Thank you Andrea.
Namaste..

Peki K.

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This is one of those wonderful classes that challenges u to go within challenging u to stay steady and calm in long holds that are not exactly comfy. Slow and steady but not easy. It hurts at the time but man u feel good after. Great class thanks Andrea

Taz B.

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I think Andrea's ability to really blend the physical work of yoga with the philosophical work of yoga is such a gift to her students. This is a challenging class with longer holds than a lot of classes but really gives an opportunity to focus on breathing through uncomfortability and my shoulders felt great afterward.

Jamie T.

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Serious shoulder work!

Jonathan B.

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Exactly :-)

Anne C.

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The instructor gives very long instructions and the class goes very slow. This should be a level 1 class.

Eunkyung L.

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I have been practicing/teaching many years and rarely find teachers that have such an eloquent, fresh way of teaching. I really enjoyed this class and found it brought me into a new perspective of even the most subtle, seemingly familiar elements of my practice. Thank you!

loren c.

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This was an interesting class. The sound was a bit hard to hear, even with my volume turned up to the max. I guess with computer speakers it could be made louder, but I thought you'd want to know. Thanks.

Dana D.

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