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Original Yoga Challenge Day 2: Yoga Workout for Chest and Shoulders

Welcome to Day 2 of the Original Yoga Challenge! Today is all about the chest and shoulders.

Today we’re going to mainly be focused on opening the chest and shoulders, and improving our posture along the way. I especially love doing a flow like this right after I get out of bed or stop working for the day because it’s a great way to undo all the weird posture we hold in our sleep or while sitting at a desk all day.

Over to you! How’d you like this one?!

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34 Comments

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    Claudine

    October 2, 2016 at 7:06 am

    Hi Erin,

    I would really like to be able to do the challenge again but I have no video on this email. Can you help !!

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    Alejandra

    October 2, 2016 at 9:07 am

    I love Erin Motz yoga challenge they are fun sweet short and provide with great tools for a better life . Thank you

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    Leonor

    October 2, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Hello Erin, I missed day one… Is there a way to get access to it to catch up?

    Thanks.

    Leonor.

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      Leonor

      October 2, 2016 at 9:23 am

      I got the email with the link! Thanks!!

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    Maha

    October 2, 2016 at 10:36 am

    It was relieving to do today’s class. I realized how stronger my shoulders have become over time. It felt really good. Thank you Erin Motz. I enjoyed the flow.

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    natalia

    October 2, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    Hi FYI i got yesterday’s email but not today!!

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    Amy

    October 2, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Hi,

    Really liked day two! Most people have trouble with their lower back but I carry all my stress and worry in my upper back and shoulders. Felt really good to open up the chest also.

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    Mary

    October 2, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Hi! I signed up for the challenge, but I am not getting the emails. Thanks!

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    LEIGHA

    October 2, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    THIS WAS EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED TODAY <3 THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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    Julie

    October 2, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Having just travelled back from Tuscany to western Canada yesterday it felt great to do both days one and two back to back. Thanks, Erin!

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    erika

    October 2, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Hi!! I sign up for the challenge but didnt got any mail so dar please help!!

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    Lindsey

    October 2, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    I missed day one and combined the two classes for an extra long practice today. Hip openers, plus shoulder and chest poses were the perfect combo. Looking forward to day three.

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    Meghan

    October 2, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Loved the hip opening yesterday. Today was a little harder as shoulders were stiff. Feeling accomplished!! THANK YOU!!

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    Allison

    October 2, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    I didn’t receive yesterday or today’s email. Is there a way to catch up and be re-added to the email list? I love Erin’s classes!

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    Marian

    October 2, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Thanks for day 2. I never received day 1… Looking forward to the rest, love, light ??

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    Chelsea

    October 2, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Yay! Day 2 in the books, Kyoto style!

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    Tammy

    October 2, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Awesome Day 2…I need to do that one everyday! Working at a desk does terrible things to your shoulders.

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    Julia

    October 2, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Loved this class! Thanks so much- can’t wait for tomorrow ✌?️

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    Daniela

    October 2, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    I loved this class! Thank you so much! It was a great way to unwind after a busy day!

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    Lauren

    October 2, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    I’m getting the emails now, yay! BUUUUT… I hurt my chest muscle last night & cannot move my arm! So definitely no chest & shoulder work for me today, boo!
    I was really looking forward to this challenge but I will restart once I get into my osteo & my arm working again!

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    Cherise

    October 2, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    This one and tomorrow’s i think are my favorite days. I carry so much tension in my posture and shoulders. Thank you for all you do Erin – I am so thankful for the Bad Yogi club!

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    Cheyanne Gage

    October 2, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Great flow, really needed the shoulder and upper back stretch! I still need to do day 1, though. Can’t find the email with the link. Is there any way to have it resent please? Thanks!

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      Caroline

      October 3, 2016 at 5:50 am

      You can also find it on Youtube, either by typing in the name in the search field, or by following Day 2 – it’s usually suggested on the side bar 🙂 good luck!

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    Natalie

    October 2, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Feels great! The only pose I struggled with was the down dog holding it with only one arm and reaching the other arm to the opposite leg. Tough! That is why it is called a challenge!

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    Lynne

    October 3, 2016 at 12:03 am

    So glad these classes are back. I had forgoteen how good they were! Thank you!

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    Mary

    October 3, 2016 at 8:02 am

    I haven’t done this before, and I’m so loving it! After finishing the PYBP, this is a great way to keep up my practice – I’m adding 10-15 minutes of cardio beforehand, and it’s perfect. Thank you!

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    Pála Margrét

    October 11, 2016 at 10:44 am

    So interesting to think about how I was physically when I first did this challenge three and a half years ago – where one day like this was totally enough movement for the day. Now however I can do yoga for hours and I´m gonna add on a few more days for today 😉

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    Breanna Fancher

    October 11, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Loving this so far! I’m getting a late start (just now doing Day 2) but the length of the daily routine is perfect and the routines have been spot on as well! Thank you for offering this. I am telling all my friends to join in!

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    David

    October 15, 2016 at 11:49 am

    My Yoga instructor told me about this, it’s brilliant, practicing Yoga is the best thing ever happened to me! Great big thank you.

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    Aimee

    October 17, 2016 at 5:42 am

    It’s actually so good redoing this challenge after just focusing on yin for awhile. Thank you! thank you!

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    Tina

    October 17, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Perfect practice for gamer shoulders. Bravo Erin, my shoulder thank you~ Namaste

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    Kimberley

    October 25, 2016 at 12:12 am

    Erin, be just been given the all clear to start yoga again after having my baby. I love your classes and am so thankful to you for doing this challenge. I’m a little bit behind but am motivated to take some me time each day and catch up. X

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    Danielle

    September 17, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    OMG my arms are so weak. Holding all of those downward dogs was really difficult but I’m so proud of myself for finishing two days in a row. I don’t have a lot of space but I don’t let that stop me. I can’t wait to do tomorrow’s

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