Basics and Beyond : Balance

Beginner I

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 2 - Balance in Melissa's weeklong series: Basics and Beyond 7-Day Yoga Challenge. In this gentle but strong class, Melissa teaches you how to balance on your feet and on all-fours using your breath, core and leg strength.

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barbkoch
barbkoch
May 7, 2021
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Balancing tutorials were wonderful. Thank you for the tip to use a block/bottle. Movement with intent, so you get your mind off the "balancing" and just do it to reach something. Brilliant idea. Always love your calm approach to teaching, I'm sure I'll be coming back to this one, so balancing will get easier.

kelly-kicks
kelly-kicks
December 30, 2020
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Oooh man thank you my hips were tight and the last stretches at the end felt so good

oakhazel
oakhazel
August 30, 2020
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Very good beginner class. Thank you.
Overall for the site I find that even though I have been doing yoga for 20 years, I have to stick to beginner classes as I have health issues. The intermediate classes are out of my reach much as I would like to do them. I feel that the beginner and intermediate levels should be divided into 2 for proper beginners , like this one and beginner 2 for those who need less challenging classes but have been doing yoga for a while. A lot of the intermediate classes I would see as advanced or mostly for younger healthy people.

amleggett
amleggett
July 12, 2020
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I am not good at balancing, so I appreciated the very beginner modifications. I know it is something that I can improve, so I will using this practice often! Thank you for teaching!

HeatherAAllen
HeatherAAllen
June 13, 2020
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Thank you! I really really like your classes! just perfect for right now for me!

scoobydooo
scoobydooo
May 24, 2020
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Thank you for these classes. I really love your teaching style and the pace of the class is perfect for beginners.
Love from Wales on a beautiful sunny morning.
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Dmitchell1
Dmitchell1
May 5, 2020
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Satisfying move with the blocks to incorporate balance. I find balance hard. I liked this. It was like a warmup to balance that took my mind off of balancing yet accomplished the goal. It made the next balance moves easier to get.

Neita
Neita
May 1, 2020
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Thank you! I really enjoyed the pace of this class & loved the block exercise - very helpful!

laurarice26
laurarice26
April 1, 2020
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Thank you! I appreciate the clarity of your instructions and alternative moves if a pose in unattainable at the moment.

Estelle75
Estelle75
March 31, 2020
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Love it
What a good idea during the confinement !!!