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Upper Body Stength

Journey Series

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Day 1
Strengthen your shoulders and upper back in this quick upper body builder designed for those of you who are new to yoga. Recommended props: 1 strap
Day 2
Take a look at some of the common misalignments of plank pose, and then practice this powerful upper body, core and leg strengthener.
Day 3 (Repeat)
Strengthen your shoulders and upper back in this quick upper body builder designed for those of you who are new to yoga. Recommended props: 1 strap
Day 4
Receive the many benefits of dolphin pose, which is an incredible shoulder opener and preparatory pose for inversions. Recommended props: 2 blocks, 1 blanket
Day 5 (Repeat)
Strengthen your shoulders and upper back in this quick upper body builder designed for those of you who are new to yoga. Recommended props: 1 strap
Day 6
Building shoulder strength and flexibility takes time, but this short beginner practice will help you get there. Recommended props: 2 blocks, 1 strap
Day 1
Tone your biceps, triceps, shoulders and upper back and in 10 minutes flat you'll be on your way to having those gorgeous yoga arms!
Day 2
This is a quick yoga sequence that focuses on strengthening your back.
Day 3
This yoga sequence will tone your biceps, triceps, pecs and upper back.
Day 4
Proper alignment is key to developing upper body strength in a way that will be safe and effective for the rest of your practice. Recommended props: 2 blocks
Day 5
This is a short but intense yoga sequence, but approach with humor and you will have fun while making your upper body stronger.
Day 6
Strengthen your upper body, then reward yourself with some feel-good stretches to release tension and increase flexibility. If you don't have blocks, use boxes or books. If you don't have a strap, use a belt. Recommended props: 2 blocks, 1 strap
Day 7
Strengthen your upper body with this solid, strong and quick practice.
Day 1
Upper body toning yoga sequence leading to side plank and crow.
Day 2
Build strength in the upper body and stabilize the shoulder joint. Recommended props: 1 block
Day 3 (Repeat)
Upper body toning yoga sequence leading to side plank and crow.
Day 4
Strengthen all of your upper body muscles including the shoulders, biceps, triceps and deltoids. Recommended props: 1 block, 1 blanket
Day 5 (Repeat)
Upper body toning yoga sequence leading to side plank and crow.

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LeAnn Bradshaw - -
I keep coming back to find more of Melanie's classes, I absolutely love her. This was a great upper body strengthening workout! Thank you!
Pleasent Surprise
Erin Murphy - -
Day 2 - had no idea that some of these poses require so much arm strength! I am loving this journey/challenge! Only thing I would suggest would be some short 10-15 min videos to add on to the daily challenge.
Siobhan Pattwell - -
This was really nice for a total yoga newbie like me - would have been even better if I could hear it!!
Carol Silverstrom - -
I really enjoyed this; I agree with previous post that the sound needs to be louder.
Toni Williams - -
Great video, I also feel the sound should be louder.
Cindy Levy - -
Would be good but instructor just talks to much, needs to have some pause of talking!!!!
Constanze Fuger - -
excellent workout but be prepared in addition to shoulders it requires a lot of core strength. Not a problem..but something to be aware of.
Leighann Hopwood - -
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Just what I needed!
Mary Riley Walker - -
Went kayaking with my daughter today and my shoulders and arms were very tight and sore. When I saw this I thought this is just what I need. Great workout. Great help.
Thank you
Kathryn Humphrey - -
Really enjoyed this!
Elizabeth Smith - -
Wow. This was short but powerful. I'm not sure why, but it says that I haven't completed the video. The same thing happened on day two. I also agree with the low volume comment.
Katja Moore - -
My shoulders feel strong!
Upper Strength
Amanda Carlson - -
Wow! This was great! Focusing on breathing while in the planks made it easier. Great upper body and arm workout!
samantha kahn - -
Good beginner class
Sound
Monica Park - -
I was very surprised I was as able to do planks, cool. I am using an iPad & even with volume on high & no background noise it was hard to hear, made it harder to flow with video. I wish it was louder.
Michelle Troche Panetto - -
Great class! Thank you.
Patty Weightman - -
A little intense for day 2 for a beginner like me. But I stuck with it
Easy to follow instructor
Carolyn Carden - -
Instructor was easy to follow with clear instruction, great quick class with targeting the shoulders, day 2 complete!
Day 2
Shannon Conn - -
short and sweet
Rhiann Ellenbrook - -
Great beginner class
Day 2
Irene Rodriguez - -
I definitely felt the imbalance of my shoulders. Great way to relax after the long day. Thank you!
2nd Day
Rachel Penner - -
A little sore for yesterday and powered through today. Feeling stronger by the second! Day 2 completed.
upper body for beginners
lucinda piacente - -
This was excellent!!
unexpected
Janelle Turley - -
I am really enjoying Melanie's classes so far. This was not what I expected for day 2, but I am glad I made time for it.
Day 2 of June/Summer Challenge
Alexis Armstrong - -
My favorite part of this video was definitely the transition from dolphin pose to plank. Great upper body as well as lower back! (:
Day 2
Mai Theodocion - -
Great start to the day!
Upper bodybuilder for beginners
patricia morton - -
Awesome!