Bow Pose: Core Strength

Intermediate II
(147 Reviews)
Access this free class

This is the 1st in a series of four classes that lead you to the bow pose (dhanurasana). In this class, Rachel brings you through an invigorating hatha yoga flow that challenges your core strength and teaches you the alignment principles that you will need to understand as you move toward any deep backbend. Her progression through core strength and deeper backbends take you to camel pose (ustrasana), just before you cool down and enter a well-deserved savasana. This class will prepare you for the next steps in Bow Pose: Hip Flexor Release, Bow Pose: Open the Shoulders, and Bow Pose: Ready for the Peak!


  • None


  • Twists
  • Strength
  • Spine
  • Flexibility
  • Core Strength
  • Backbends
  • Neck/Shoulders


  • Hatha Yoga
June 1, 2022

Last day of a 7 day challenge. This was a great challenge. This class was much harder than the others, but it was a welcome workout. As a senior, the fast pace of this class was a challenge, but I didn't get too far behind so I was able to catch up. For some reason I am unable to write a comment on the challenge itself.


Good for core. Do occasionally for variety. Lots of indirect core work. LOTS of down dogs and planks; I modified some things to focus on back rather than front muscles. Good amount of twists and some side stretches. Nice ending with figure 4 and happy baby.