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Balance for Beginners

Intermediate I

This class explores balance, on the hands, feet, knees and hips, and in the mind. Anastasia's guidance encourages you to let go of expectations and embrace falling, if it happens, since it's an important life lesson. She also works into the hips, back and hip flexors, to round out a nicely paced, fun class.

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azelt63
August 2, 2020
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Love balance instruction classes because I need them! More reminders of what the rest of your body should be doing during a pose to help balance would be appreciated--tailbone, core, neck etc.....otherwise I'm too focused on my feet. :) Also I don't mind a challenge but the leg position for half-crow (and the prep) is too difficult for me, so no balance practice there. An alternate option would be nice. thank you for the class

azelt63
August 1, 2020
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Love balance instruction classes because I need them! More reminders of what the rest of your body should be doing during a pose to help balance would be appreciated--tailbone, core, neck etc.....otherwise I'm too focused on my feet. :) Also I don't mind a challenge but the leg position for half-crow (and the prep) is too difficult for me, so no balance practice there. An alternate option would be nice. Thank you for the class.

ÀfricaRM
May 1, 2020
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An excellent class, very well structured. I have some balance issues and I found the class very useful, linking balance to body awareness, pranayama, movement and stillness, etc. In the final savasana I was able to feel my body and extremities linked together through and axis, and it was great! Thank you very much, Anastasia.

jen westbrook
March 13, 2018
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Everything about this class was achievable for most beginners while still activating lots of core and leg balancing muscles. The crow pose didn't really fit the beginner theme of the class nor the flow, in my opinion. Still a great class, next time i'll just sub in my own stretches for the last part of the class.

ama1031
March 25, 2017
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Grace. I needed that for crow pose, but thank you for having us practice! I at least got into it and one foot off the ground :)

Johnnyk
December 3, 2016
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sometimes I cannot see how you get yourself into that crow position but it is fun having a go...thank you

Linz Mac
November 21, 2016
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Loved this class and my balance is slowly improving with only a few wobbles in 2nd stage Tree. :)) However, I found the side crow very challenging as my co-ordination needs improving just to get into the position! I fell over a few times, but it was fun and found myself laughing at my feeble attempts but I will persevere!! :)) Thank you Anastasia for making balancing fun.

JudithAnne
October 11, 2016
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Your tip about accepting the micromovements in the body, even welcoming them, is very helpful to me. I was teetering around as usual, tensing up to keep from falling, and suddenly I relaxed and let myself sway a little and everything popped into focus. I feel like I had a real breakthrough with balance, which has always been a problem for me and does not get easier with age. I encourage everyone to give this class a try. :)

Jolivay
September 17, 2016
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I thoroughly enjoyed this class. I have practiced yoga for a while and found this class introduced me to new feelings of balance and alignment.

Margarete
July 19, 2016
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Thank you. I especially loved the firefly and the tips on the stages of tree pose. Thank you Namaste

Cypress23
May 19, 2016
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I really enjoyed this class, including a much more graceful side crow!

buddhabetchh
May 19, 2016
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I enjoyed this video all the way in China! And I am also not very good at crow...maybe with a little more practice I will get there :)

Triciajlewis
May 8, 2016
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So happy to see more classes from Anastasia, LOVED this one and actually got off the ground in side crow, thank you!

alidam
May 4, 2016
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Anastasia's videos are absolutely amazing! Thank you!!

eruvande
April 26, 2016
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Love Anastasia, love balance poses, love the session videos recorded on the beach. It's like this class was made for me.

Apparently I am no better at side crow than I am at regular crow, but that doesn't mean I won't keep trying! :)

Anastasia Hangemanole
May 10, 2016
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eruvande - I will happily accept your love :) Yes, please do keep trying side crow - you will be sooo happy when you get it! And for the record, I am also not very good at crow!

Bluemama
April 24, 2016
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Today was good. I feel somewhat relaxed. I did meditation and balance yoga for beginners