Yoga for Open Shoulders

I've had a lot of requests lately for some tips on how to open shoulders and/or how to deal with frozen shoulder. Below are a few of my favourite movements to increase mobility and flexibility in the shoulders, and many of these movements helped me heal from a bad case of tendonitis in that joint. You'll need a block/stack of books or pillow for underneath your head. Thanks to Holly Warren Yoga ( for the big arm circles which is one of my favourites :)

If you have any pain in the shoulder (or anywhere in your body), I recommend consulting your doctor or a professional (physiotherapist, osteopath, muscle activation technique practitioner, etc) before engaging in physical activity. And always, listen to your body above all else.


Open Arm Twist

Big Circles

Elbow Circles

Open Arms

Did you find these helpful? I'd love to hear about it in the comments below!