Building Up To Dragonfly Pose

Rachel Scott
Vinyasa/Power Yoga
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Average: 5 (63 votes)

Dragonfly pose, or Maksikanagasana, is an intricate arm balance that requires a arm, core and leg strength, as well as spinal, hip and leg flexibility. Teacher trainer Rachel Scott designed this class to help you get into this difficult pose by putting together an intelligent sequence, full of creative transitions that build to the peak pose, dragonfly.


One of my favorite classes on DYWM
sarahjwou 1 week ago

Rachel Scott and Fiji McAlpine are definitely my favorite instructors on this site. I love Rachel's creative flow, clear instructions, and attention to technique. I have been working on arm balances for some time now, but I have yet to perfect this sneaky grasshopper pose. Rachel's cues and warm-up to the peak pose are perfect. So fun!

I love, love, LOVE this
emhenry 6 months ago

I love, love, LOVE this class! I can't believe I haven't reviewed it yet, because it is on of my all time favourites! So great for twists and hip opening- such a powerful, well rounded class in a short time! Having been returning to this class on and off for about a year (I can't remember the last time I did it actually) I have just reached the peak pose! Thank you Rachel! xx

Amazing class
livia.c 6 months ago

I just love this class, especially when I still can't do the dragonfly pose. It is so challenging and it opens the hips and legs so nicely. Thank you!

Nice class
mntmadre 8 months ago

Thank you for a new experience. I am awed by the way you seem to float when you jump up in between your hands and even through your hands. Please give us a class just on how you do that :). Thanks again!

I generally am too
PeacefulRN 9 months ago

I generally am too apprehensive to try "advanced" pose classes but Rachel's wonderful cues and 3 levels of options made this very enjoyable and do-able for me. I felt the most stable I have ever felt in side crow and was even able to extend my legs a little bit! Definitely a confidence booster. I will be looking for other classes from this instructor - thank you, Rachel!

Wowza that was fun!
emfries79 9 months ago

This was the first of the 14-day challenge videos that I really felt the next day. Challenging and fun! I kept practicing dragonfly for 20 mins after savasana. Not quite there but it's much closer! I will come back to this one.

More Rachel Scott!
David Procyshyn 10 months ago

Thanks for the comments. And yes, we agree, we don't have enough videos from Rachel Scott! We will be filming with her again in mid July, so get ready for more class videos from her this summer and fall!

Fun and challenging, even if you can't yet fly!
Marieseville 10 months ago

This is the first class I've done by Rachael and I'll definitely be doing it again!
As another user commented, she has a great, no nonsense instruction style that I really appreciate.
It's going to take quite a lot of attempts before i can get into dragonfly pose, but the class is so dynamic and fun that you shouldn't really be too bothered if you're but able to get into it. It's an excellent workout regardless.
Thanks Rachel !!

I need more Rachel Scott in my life!!!
sweetp2828 11 months ago

There aren't many Rachel Scott videos so I haven't thought to do one in a while. After revisiting this class today I really would like to have the chance to do more Rachel Scott videos! Her instructions are so clear and concise, she makes you feel as though you can do anything, even dragonfly!!! It would be great if she came back to DYWM for some more videos in the future!

Beautiful calm yet
cardocat 12 months ago

Beautiful calm yet challenging class! Rachel has a great way to explain without much fluffiness and you can sense she loves what she does. It is about sharing the yoga practice and motivating us towards courage but being mindful with ourselves at the same time. Thank you!