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Align, Stabilize and Stretch

Intermediate I
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.
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soshedid86
soshedid86
January 20, 2018
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Thank you for another wonderful class. Loved the deep breathing and stretches. Will revisit this practice in the future!

islandbound
islandbound
November 13, 2017
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Thank you for this class. I am taking the 30 day challenge, cherry picking each class based on what I feel my body needs for that day. This class is perfect for a rainy day on the island;) It's going to end up being a 60 day challenge because I want to do every class listed! Great teachers. Best. Yoga. Site. Ever.

KapitiJanice
KapitiJanice
November 7, 2017
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I did this class the morning after a race (cycling), and it took me from stiff and sore to limber and relaxed. Thank you

MichelleRene
MichelleRene
November 5, 2017
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absolutely loved the pace of this class and what it offered me in view of yet another groin strain filtering into my lower back and top of my hip. I'm hoping to move on to a similarly paced class but one which offers more asanas progressing into the warriors, triangles, simple balances and some more floor-based asanas, so that I could get a full body work-out for about 90 minutes. Ron Stewart's classes come close, but he moves a little too quickly. Any other recommendations would be welcome. It would motivate me to become a subscriber, if I could find what i'm looking for. Namaste and in gratitude for this wonderful site and the motivation behind it.

cgoulard
cgoulard
September 11, 2017
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I was looking for a yoga class for stretching and found what i was looking for!
Awesome, my back feels much looser.
Looking forward to look into other classes

CristinaAurelia
CristinaAurelia
August 27, 2017
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David, this was a phenomenal class. I feel strong, balanced, loose and alive. Bless you for your creativity and loving energy. Thank you.

green2u
green2u
August 21, 2017
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David, I have scoliosis in my lower back and your classes, such as this one, have made such a difference in lessening my lower back pain by helping me stretch those stiff areas such as hips, quads and back muscles. And your voice and clear commands are the best! Thank you!

Kellisa225
Kellisa225
August 16, 2017
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I was reluctant to do any of this teacher's classes - not sure why - but this was such a good long stretch - loved it. It put me into a great trance. Thanks!

David Procyshyn
David Procyshyn
August 12, 2017
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Thank you for the wonderful comments, everyone! I'm so happy that you're enjoying the class.

Cheers,

David
DoYogaWithMe Founder

athompson295
athompson295
August 11, 2017
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I took this class as a part of the 30 day challenge. This has got to be one of the most amazing stretch sessions that I have done in my beginners practice so far! Thank you for such an amazing class.

Nataraj108
Nataraj108
May 31, 2017
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Thank you. After having been a very regular yoga practitioner and teacher, I have fallen "off the mat" for several years. In many ways it is difficult (and quite humbling) to feel like a complete beginner again. This was a wonderfully paced and accessible way to get back into my practice. Much appreciated.

Namaste.

mynaguit
mynaguit
May 27, 2017
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I did it on a Sunday morning. After a month leave vacation abroad, the stretching really is a big boost to start the week and be back to my regular programming. :)

littledragonf1y
littledragonf1y
May 9, 2017
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thank you. this was exactly what I needed. it showed me just how stiff I actually am! but i feel great after.

CristinaAurelia
CristinaAurelia
April 25, 2017
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David, thank you so much for this session. Upon completion, there is a beautiful contradiction in my body of feeling relaxed and loose, yet strong. Bless you for your incredible vision for this site, and for following through with your vision. :)

Karim
Karim
April 23, 2017
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Amazing class, as always.

Thank you David, Fiji and all the DYWM gang for what you're doing for so many people around the world. It's truly a blessing.

x

Rbreid73
Rbreid73
March 31, 2017
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one of the things I love about David's classes are the way he guides transition in poses. My often impatient nature would easily mean that I didn't align correctly before entering/exiting a pose increasing the risk of injury. David's pace encourages me to slow down, think about positioning, alignment, space, and it makes for a more beneficial class all round. Great that it's a 60ish minute class too! Thanks.

Banane76
Banane76
March 27, 2017
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This was an awesome class. It was just the right amount of time that I needed and the stretches were great! Thank you!

BernardR
BernardR
March 27, 2017
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I have recently joined do yoga with me and I'm really enjoying the various programs. I really appreciate Davids thoughtful explanation of each step. Really helpful for a newbie. Thanks!

mkzs23
mkzs23
March 22, 2017
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This was a wonderful stretch to wake up to. Thank you so much!

spopdan
spopdan
March 6, 2017
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Joints that had been giving me trouble now feel blissfully loose and easy! Thank you so much!

taraaubrey
taraaubrey
January 23, 2017
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Amazing! Did this class this morning, and it was great for my lower back!

Question: how often is this good to do?

mzm
mzm
January 22, 2017
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I did this class a week ago and I am still feeling the positive benefits in my alignment and posture. Thankyou!

ChristieG
ChristieG
January 18, 2017
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What a great stretch!I feel both peaceful and renewed,

Margarete
Margarete
January 17, 2017
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Thank you. My body feels awakened and alive. Love your cuing! Namaste

kimfrier
kimfrier
January 15, 2017
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I loved this stretching. I could feel myself improve posture and alignment. Incredible.

danifel
danifel
January 15, 2017
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Thank you David for this beautiful session!

Clarab2
Clarab2
January 14, 2017
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I spent the day nurturing for my sick daughter and this class was nurturing for me. I feel strong, connected, open. Thank you so much David.

Iremks
Iremks
January 14, 2017
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What a great class this was! Your instructions are excellent--precise and detailed in a way I can follow; it's almost as if we are in the studio together. I feel two inches taller!!

ama1031
ama1031
January 14, 2017
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Perfect Saturday morning class. Thank you, David! Namaste.

CaleidoscopeCourt
CaleidoscopeCourt
January 11, 2017
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Thank you so much for this. It helped stretch more than just body today. was very overdue.

YogaPM
YogaPM
December 25, 2016
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I enjoyed this yoga session mid-morning on Christmas Day. It's gentle and relaxing, yet it had the effect of energizing my body and spirit. Thank you, David!

nadturg
nadturg
December 22, 2016
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I'm recovering from a long illness and slowly returning to longer yoga practice: this class is perfect! Clear and precise instructions, long holds, great sequence working on the whole body. Thank you David!

Mardavila
Mardavila
December 11, 2016
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Hello David,
When a friend recommended this website to me, more than a year ago, I was going through chimiothérapie. Your website and your yoga videos allowed me to maintain contact with my aching body. I want to thank you deeply for what you and your colleagues offer us, openly and freely. Today I tried your class for the first time, it was wonderful. Thank you for it all. Best holiday wishes to you and your team.
Mariana

Rnfromjmu
Rnfromjmu
November 24, 2016
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Thanksgiving morning... many people arriving soon.. So needed this reconnect to my body, my energy and my spirit so I can have the available to others today. Thank you for yet another great class.

JOEYSUE
JOEYSUE
November 22, 2016
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I popped on David's video this morning before work after a friend recommended this site. It was better than any yoga class I've taken in person in a long time. I subscribed to show my support. I will be back - hopefully daily!

Susie Foote
Susie Foote
November 8, 2016
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I can't believe how stretched out my left piriformis, hamstrings and lower back have gotten. The best thing is I can hardly remember how much pain I had in my left sciatica for five years. Thank you David, I am truly amazed !

Deborah Lilly
Deborah Lilly
November 6, 2016
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... and I've said that before about your classes, David. I've been a bit careful lately because of old injury playing up, and this class is excellent for awareness of lengthening with stability without provoking that old pain. Ah, lovely. Its like relearning how to do it properly rather than slipping into old habits which might be not quite right. Good on yer.

mrprerost
mrprerost
November 5, 2016
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I really enjoy all of David's classes. They are instrumental in keeping my body and soul well. Thank you, David, for guiding me on this journey of pain relief, flexibility, awareness and peace. Amazing!

aicragellebasi
aicragellebasi
November 5, 2016
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I went for a run and then did this class. It is perfect to stretch the mussels and relax the body after a physical effort. Thanks David :)

Jacqueline01
Jacqueline01
November 5, 2016
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How relaxed and grateful I feel after spending this time with David. Thank you so much.

sbeltrang
sbeltrang
November 2, 2016
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After a couple of months of 0 yoga (and I've never been a pro at it), I found this video and it's amazing (as are all of David's videos). It made me realise how much I missed doing yoga (both my mind and my body seemed very aware of how things felt 'different'), and also felt perfect to get back on track. Thank you David!

c.c
c.c
October 31, 2016
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Looks and feels deceptively easy, but when done, muscles feel well worked. Thanks, David!