Bend and Bind

Intermediate I

This is a fun, challenging and fulfilling class if you like to get into the deeper stretches early on. David takes you through a quick Sun Salutation then moves right into a series of binds and deep stretches for the shoulders, legs and hips. You'll enjoy this one!

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JulieBonner
January 28, 2021
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Modified everything, I am doing the transform your life 30 day challenge, and this class was just way to difficult compared to the others. This is definitely a specialized class for those who can bind. I don't believe it should be part of the 30 day sequence.

mnewman
January 14, 2021
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This class was almost entirely inaccesible to me, despite being relatively flexible. Would really appreciate these stretches if modifications were offered with more time in each pose.

stacyandjohnregan
November 16, 2020
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Would be more effective if an extra minute would have been spent on each bind description with modifications for the many of us who can't (yet?) approach stretching like that. Either that or call it advanced.

jonathonlee
October 11, 2020
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It's always good to get on the mat, but this really was an impossible sequence of stretches for me. Sometimes I feel like I'm a different species from the teacher bending and stretching like this. Maybe my arm/leg proportions are just way different from the teacher's. I'd need to work out some major modifications to make this one effective.

sng4ever
May 16, 2019
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Shoulders and hips get a workout with this practice. Tough however agree with other comments that with modifications this is a wonderful to help tight shoulders and hips.

oakhazel
October 29, 2018
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I really enjoyed this, short and as usual, great instructions and some nice stretches.
I do miss starting off from a centred place though even if for a few seconds. A lot of the videos on the site head straight into the practice.

nadonado
May 6, 2018
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Wow...short and sweet. Great class for morning before my cardio run/walk. Nice relaxed pace. Thank you.

Margarete
January 21, 2017
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Thank you in this short few minutes I feel renewed. Namaste

PeaceJoyLove
January 21, 2017
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Lovely movements and stretches. Amazing how 16 minutes can change body strength and feelings. Thanks

Melanie Lichtinger
November 11, 2016
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Great bind variations - also diagnostic: showed me clearly which side is more open, and encouraged me to keep practicing for more balance. Excellent guidance and modelling by David. Once again.
Becoming a fan.

mollymichael
December 15, 2015
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There has been something going on in my shoulders and lower neck. This class really loosened it up, relaxed my mind, and gave me some peace. Thank you!

chandram
August 28, 2015
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This is my favorite class on the site, mainly because I am always so sore and tight through my shoulders that it's a perfect break during the work day to ease tension and open up the body. Thanks so much David!

Nikki Marie
August 10, 2015
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This was so perfect, even when completely modified. Thank you, David.

Liga
July 10, 2015
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Great class. Flows really well. Would love more guidance regarding the breath during the poses and shavasana. :)

vintage liza
June 3, 2015
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I love this class, truly I do.

But I have to admit I *always* feel a little sense of relief at the end when the soundtrack quits and I realize I don't actually have a cricket trapped in my apartment.

ayflores.stanford
May 25, 2015
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The sun salutation moves very quickly, giving the participant little time to get warm. Then the video engages in very deep stretches that are challenging (and possibly dangerous) to do when the muscles haven't been warmed up adequately.

nikolareynolds
May 3, 2015
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A great first class to return to yoga to. Also my first online video based class, thank you, very inspiring. :)

lmm711
January 12, 2015
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Really intense binds that open the shoulders and side body. Love love love. Combined this practice with Fiji's Hamstrings and my body feels like putty. Thanks!!!

joelesala
November 26, 2014
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No one's stretches help my body more than David's. Thank you for another fantastic video.