Align, Stabilize and Stretch

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.8 (218 votes)
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This class is meant to be a part of a series that you can see in our program Establish Your Core Stability and Strength and on our Yoga for Beginners page. This class shows you what a full-length class feels like when you put a lot of emphasis on core stability throughout. As we said in the earlier classes, the intention is to feel light as you do yoga, maintaining a slow, deep breath, while attempting to balance effort and release in everything that you do.

Equipment: Strap, Block
Style: Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Athletes, Yoga for Runners, Yoga for Seniors, Yoga for Back Care


ventrilla 2 months ago

I felt so aligned and in tune with the solidness of my body after this class. Thank you for a great session, I feel so strong and good after!

monkeymath 4 months ago

Just finished all the sessions of the "Yoga for absolute beginners" series. Going in, I was curious, but rather sceptic, about yoga. I enjoyed almost all of the classes immensely. I'd often feel lazy and really have to pushing myself to do it, but I'd always end up feeling so much better afterwards. This class was particularly wonderful.
It's fascinating how you can change a sensation so fundamentally just by shifting your focus to a particular aspect of it - for me, that was often the case when David reminds us to "lengthen" the whole body instead of stretching just an individual body part.

Needless to say, I just subscribed as a member. This is some wonderful content, available for free, and I am glad to support it.

Kkeating 5 months ago

David is amazing at using words to explain how to move the body. Really remarkable! The only place my body got lost was warrior pose.

JJ77847 5 months ago

That was Excellent I’m looking forward to more videos of her progress with this wonderful beginners series

roadsofa 5 months ago

Wow, that was difficult but great workout. Using muscles we have forgotten about. Wondering why you clapped your hands David. Were you trying to get someones attention? LOL

JMacDee 5 months ago

Some wonderful streches for the legs and hips. David's calm instruction all the way through. I really enjoyed this one.

maharlikans 5 months ago

Wow this one was tough! I think I have really tight hamstrings and I can't bend my torso much while keeping my spine straight so a lot of the motions were really difficult for me, especially those with the strap and stretches where I have to keep my legs straight while moving my torso around. Despite that, I feel much better physically; I noticed when I was sitting in shavasana at the end I was very angry at myself for not being able to do the motions, so I really was able to calmly note that rather than further berate myself.

MFink 6 months ago

This is one of my all time favorite classes. Everything about it is perfect, other than an editing error at 44:35. I do not know if you can still go back an fix it, but that would be fantastic as the error is rather jarring. Thank you for all you do.