Beginning Flow

Beginner II

This slow flow beginner class with Guy is a fluid and flowing, highly breath-centered practice intended to uplift your energy and give you clarity as you face your day. Note: It is recommended to have a block for this practice however this is entirely optional.

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 2 of Grounding and Strength 14-Day Beginner Yoga Challenge.

Beginning Flow Playlist (to be played with the class)

Click on the playlist below at the 2:30 minute mark of the video to sync it with the class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: You will need a subscription for access to Apple Music, and for music to play ad-free on Spotify and YouTube Music. You will also need to adjust the volume to your preference.

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JMacDee
March 7, 2021
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I really enjoyed this class and wish it were longer. I found the knee lunges a bit wobbly but with any luck they won't stay that way. Thank you Guy!

HeatherAAllen
February 20, 2021
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Thanks Guy, First time with this 14 day challenge . It was just right for starting the day!

N.Lesani
February 11, 2021
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This class was a great way to wake to wake up my body! The instructor was calm and supportive and the instructions were very clear
Mind-body connection was spot on! thank you

cgeneva
February 2, 2021
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Love this class. The perfect time with a variety of movement. I love that it makes you use your breath with the motion! Thanks. :)

hural
January 29, 2021
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I've been doing yoga on this site for many years. As I age, however, I've developed some arthritis. This class was wonderful for "lubing" the joints and getting warm and loose. Motion is lotion as they say.

oakhazel
January 19, 2021
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Such a lovely flowing class, very relaxing. Just a question - with the dancing pose and the 1 bent knee goes behind the other - I presume that it matters not if the hips move i.e. they don't have to stay facing forwards?
Feeling very relaxed for the rest of the day now.

sng4ever
January 19, 2021
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Another nice practice with Guy. Love the movement of the spine and body in so many directions.
Oh and Guy... how about happy bug instead of dead bug. I am using it when I teach and happy bug sounds and feels better. :)

bmarini
January 12, 2021
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I really enjoyed this class! My first class with Guy and feel great. Nice way to wake up and get going!

TrishG
January 3, 2021
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Lovely, a nice gentle class to start the day. Thanks Guy.

Kitkatkatey
January 3, 2021
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Ooh, that was lovely, thank you Guy. I always love Guy's classes, it really is yoga for life. However I am feeling, I know I will be able to participate fully and feel wonderful afterwards.

EmBe
January 2, 2021
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This class has a wonderful, rhythmic flow to it. At least once a week I do a YouTube barre ballet class, and Guy’s class has a rhythm that is almost dance like. It’s is first one of his classes I’ve taken, and I plan to try his other classes. There was one part I did not understand. In the tree pose, did he say to put the foot on the knee or above the knee? One of my first studio yoga teachers taught us not to put our foot on the knee during this pose so I never have. Are there different opinions on this? I plan to post this question in the forum for more responses. Thank you.

Guy Friswell
January 2, 2021
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Hi there EmBe! I'm glad you enjoyed my class and you ask a great question. Contemporary yoga teaching tends to have many unfounded statements and beliefs about what is safe or not safe for your body. These are slowly being identified and removed from our teaching vocabulary, but in the meantime, physical yoga myths persist! One of these popular myths is that it is not safe to press your foot against the opposite knee joint in tree pose. An easy way to debunk this is to think about Lego blocks: if I've got two Lego blocks side-by-side, how can you get them to stick together? By connecting the two sides with another block! That's exactly what pressing your foot across your knee joint does -- particularly if you provide a corresponding resistance from your standing leg back toward the foot against your knee (like clicking Lego blocks together). Our bodies are much more resilient that we give them credit for -- I would suggest questioning such physical yoga rules ("myths"?!?!) whenever you hear them. Anyhow, great question and thanks for bringing it up! Happy practicing, Guy

EmBe
January 2, 2021
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Thank you for this prompt reply. The Lego comparison makes a lot of sense to me. Now that I think about it, I only remember one teacher, my first, telling the class this so it may have been just that teacher. I didn’t know much about yoga so I didn’t question much. I have a 20-30 minute drive to yoga classes, and since I’ve come to enjoy practicing with DYWM at home, I doubt I will go back to yoga studios after Covid-19. The classes I missed going to in 2020 were the summer Yoga in the Park classes and a non-yoga YMCA barre class.

Neita
January 2, 2021
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Thank you ! A lovely gentle class to wake-up. I feel loose, energized, and happy. A perfect progression from Guy's 14-Day Slow Flow Challenge. I think I'll be doing this one often!

ChrisW
January 1, 2021
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Wonderful class. Wakes up all the body parts and love how Guy cues each movement with breath in breath out. I'm all set and ready for a new day :)