Breathing Through Movement

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.6 (86 votes)
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This class is a quite an experience. It begins with the Ujayi Breath, then flows through a rigorous sun salutation, warming the body and focusing the mind. It then takes you to the floor, where you move through a series of deep stretches. Best of all, it finishes with a 20-minute Total Body Relaxation!

Equipment: Strap
Style: Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Athletes, Yoga for Runners


EMEMEM 3 months ago

I just did this class as part of the beginner progressing to intermediate program. It has some lovely sequence. But if I may offer some constructive feedback, some of the poses were not accessible to me. It would be helpful if more gentle adaptations were proposed, particularly for those following in the context of the program. The stretches at around 35 mins felt to me particularly insecure and I had a hard time finding a comfortable adaptation. I thought I had been careful and respected my limits but I had pain in my knee joints for a couple of days after. I can definitely see someone with less awareness of their own body potentially injuring themselves. Others have made similar comments and it was mentioned this was an earlier video, but I would like to respectfully suggest that it be replaced .

JMacDee 4 months ago

There are some wonderful twists and binds in this class and I found it quite vigorous at the beginning with the standing poses. About halfway through, two geese and then a peacock come to check out what David is doing. He remains unphased and keeps going with his cues, it's a priceless moment. The outdoor setting added to my enjoyment of this class especially since I had to practice inside. Thank you for another great session.

Nothing against the music itself, but at times I thought it competed with David's instruction in terms of volume.

kretsdaddy 11 months ago

I love this class very much , by the end my body tingles with prana and delight! There are two technical issues that would improve my experience if they were fixed. The first is that at the 1:00:47 mark there is a noise signifying an audio glitch then the screen goes black and there is silence for a few seconds before the narration track returns. It remains this way until the 1:18:15 point in final savasana when everything is silent and the class never ends. The other issue is that the equipment listed is "none" but a strap is necessary, and helpful to have in the binds. Thank you for all that you do, David! Namaste.

David Procyshyn 10 months ago

Thanks for the feedback... much appreciated!

The black screen is intentional, since you are in savasana so we assume that you are not looking at the screen. This is one of our oldest videos and we used to play the video a bit longer at the end, hence the fact that it doesn't finish like we usually do. Thank you for the feedback on the strap - I've added that now.

lpyles 1 year ago

Whenever I feel like I am pushing too much with running and advanced classes and I need to back off slow down and stretch out this is a great for soothing and healing. My sacroiliac feels much better after this class. Thanks

kstone 1 year ago

This complete class is very therapeutic. Just what I needed today. Love the music, Davids calm voice and the meditative quality.

I love this class so much. Hatha has been the practice I have grown with since I was 15 and this gets all the juicy bits. When I really need to cleanse, get grounded and open my channels this is the one. Thank you so much for keeping this as a staple in the class selection.

themmases 1 year ago

I tried this class as part of the Beginner to Intermediate program, and bookmarked it immediately on completing it. This is a nice full body flow that follows my favorite type of progression in in-person classes: warming up with sun salutations that increase in difficulty and incorporate standing poses, then gradually moving down towards the mat.

After a few months of doing yoga 3 times a week at somewhere between the beginner and intermediate levels, I am using the program to get through the holidays when most of my classes don't meet. I was really pleased with the level of this class after taking a several week break where I did very little, and only beginner/gentle, yoga. I made it through the class using a strap whenever my hands couldn't meet (pretty often!) and will go back to it again whenever I need a moderate challenge.

My only comments are that I would have liked more instruction about the purpose of some of the twists: how they should feel, what should be stretched. That would have helped me modify them myself. And although I liked the relaxation at the end, I found it too uncomfortable to lie on the floor for that long, even with a rug underneath my mat. I made it as long as I could-- about 10 minutes-- but will see if I can go longer next time.

Biodagar 1 year ago

I got halfway through this and bailed. I can't get even halfway to any of these twists and there is zero guidance on how to find alternative postures for those of us with barely any flexibility. I expected that there would be given it's programmed in a beginner to intermediate program, particularly given the others are like that; super disappointed. Suggest it isn't pitched at beginners looking to move upwards.

David Procyshyn 1 year ago

Thanks for the feedback. This is one of our earlier videos and we didn't offer modifications at that time. We'll make note of this.
Take care,