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Core Primer

Beginner II

This quick class we called 'Core Primer' because Rachel helps you establish a connection to your core muscles so you can practice yoga safely. You can insert this before one of your favorite yoga classes, or if you only have 15 minutes, do it on its own. It will challenge you to maintain the alignment and stability that keeps your body strong, flexible and healthy. Note: the strap is optional.

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Shira Salingre
Shira Salingre
May 17, 2021
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I just love your wee tips for huge improvements. Not only this class had given me better shoulder stability, it improved my planks, my push ups and (slower but still) my down dogs. And its all in the tiny wee changes that make a big difference. Thank you Rachel

heathermayscranton@gmail.com
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I don't think I have ever felt my core muscles engage as deeply as they did when I did this class. Definitely going to revisit this on a regular basis. You're classes are so challenging and therapeutic, Rachel. Thank you so much!

ButteryLeslie
ButteryLeslie
September 27, 2019
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Wow! Not only was this a great focus on core work, I added way more awareness to shoulder stability. What an education in 15 minutes. Nice work, Rachel.

sng4ever
sng4ever
September 7, 2019
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A great , short practice!
Will help you engage your core / set-up for other poses/practices.

EmBe
EmBe
August 13, 2019
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This class was perfect for a day I didn’t have much time, and wanted something short, but not too easy. After it was over, I did a few moments of relaxation to wind down. I will definitely use this with other classes in the future. Thank you, Rachel.

PeacefulRN
PeacefulRN
January 12, 2019
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Great little core quickie to give that area a little extra attention; perfect length and intensity to be able to add it in after doing a longer practice. Thanks!

suehiad8
suehiad8
November 3, 2018
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Rachel scott has changed my life with these videos in particular this was filmed really well all videos should encorporate views of practice in all angles to better follow and learn from Rachel Scott. I appreciate being able to practice with her and will not stop looking forward to more great filmed practices. Thank you so much

dkondelik
dkondelik
September 3, 2018
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You are so good at vocalizing the specifics and details. Your description of the pelvic floor and the blueberry image (in previous video) really helped me understand how to engage the pelvic floor! Thank you for your teaching and beautiful energy!

pamato
pamato
August 1, 2018
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Very helpful for me in becoming more stable. Appreciated the modifications. Thank you Rachel!

mkrishock
mkrishock
March 23, 2018
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I was short on time this morning, but also wanted a more intense class. This was perfect. I loved the "shluppie". Thanks for making me smile!

Kat Colorado
Kat Colorado
February 15, 2018
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Perfect start for my day. Now my back feels awake and ready for the day.

209maryb
209maryb
February 6, 2018
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This brief beginner video is tougher than it looks, so be gentle with yourself! GREAT tips on strengthening core areas that are so important to everyday life as well as yoga. So glad it tried this one out.

HorseShuHeart
HorseShuHeart
November 15, 2017
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Great Class. I am still a beginner. This class definitely let me see I will be one for awhile longer. I worked up a sweat and was a tad challenged to make it through an entire set of leg raises . I was excited to see that my prior classes had improved my balance for this class. I will be book marking this one. Thank you

Chris_hull23
Chris_hull23
June 18, 2017
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Excellent video thank you. My first video yoga class! Got through it.... Just! Very impressed with the hop forwards!

thebacklistbook
thebacklistbook
October 10, 2017
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There are many videos available for free, some are paid yes, it may be that what you are looking for is only available through the paid experience due to level of training required for the instructor. try browsing around a bit without a set goal in mind and see what you can find.

Rnfromjmu
Rnfromjmu
February 21, 2018
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The way the videos are set up, it can look as though there is a charge for the video when there really isn't. The blue boxes at the top of the video screen list three different prices if you want to download the video to keep forever on a personal device If you just hit play,, though, you can view/use the video online without downloading and without a fee. The vase majority of videos are indeed available without cost...

DeWaat
DeWaat
April 17, 2017
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I think this is very important information to keep yourself protected. Sometimes when doing crunches I overload my back, so thanks for showing me how to prevent this.
During the video I hit my lamp when stretching my leg back which fell over and hit another lamp in my room which fell over and hit my huge glass of water waiting for me for when I finish my practice and it spilled all over my bed. Which made me smile.

melquinn
melquinn
January 18, 2017
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I've just started doing the Beginners videos and each one is tough. Thought I would do this short one today for a "rest" and I was limited on time, but it kicked my butt! Obviously I needed it more than I thought! And her style is clear, but encouraging. I'll be doing her videos, including this one, again!

jessicabello827
jessicabello827
November 29, 2016
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I've never done yoga in my life and decided to try it before I hurt myself working out and maybe get my muscles stretched. This video put me to shame, I fell over at one point because I couldn't keep the balance, and definitely worked up a sweat. It'll get easier eventually, other than that a great video!

hferris140
hferris140
August 30, 2016
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I try to do this practice every day. I love the tone and tempo. I begin each of my practices with this video then go on to another practice. This is a fantastic starter!

Joviserene
Joviserene
August 19, 2016
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I'm very out of shape and not very flexible anymore. I've tried other yoga videos once and never again because my beginner's body just hurt too much afterwards. This was enough to work up a sweat, feel my muscles working, and avoid over-working myself to the point of pain. I will be doing this warm-up once or twice a day now for 1-2 weeks to prepare myself for more beginners yoga!

thegirlsageek
thegirlsageek
August 10, 2016
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I love the exploration of body mechanics. I can already feel my form getting better as a result. I love that this short warm-up can be added ahead of another routine to prime me for ideal form.

kakeline
kakeline
August 3, 2016
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Thank you Rachel for this amazing video! It was challenging for me, but not TOO challenging where I wanted to give up. This will definitely help me in my life. Your instruction and descriptions were very helpful, and perfect length of video too..

2BStrong50
2BStrong50
August 1, 2016
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I clearly need to do that more. Loved that it was short, but you can feel the moves working immediately. Thank you!

zandz
zandz
July 7, 2016
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Coming back to yoga (and exercise) after a 2+ year hiatus this is the perfect video. Have been doing this every evening to build up my stamina and strength to start a longer and more challenging routine. Thank you!

JDF
JDF
May 24, 2016
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I am in active recovery from alcohol (2.5 years sober) and porn addiction (still fighting it but doing better) and have fought against "yoga" or "meditation" etc so I am VERY grateful you are here FREE for people like me on social assistance who simply can not afford to pay for courses.

Integral
Integral
March 18, 2016
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I had a sports injury about 7 years ago and have always struggled with core strength. I have since recovered completely, but my core remains a problem. I found this deeply helpful, as if it really tied together a lot of the inner musculature. I will be doing this 'core primer' 6 days a week.

luna-deer
luna-deer
March 16, 2016
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I really enjoyed this primer. Its the perfect length for a quick warm up before heading to the gym or doing my cardio workout. Your instructions were very clear which was great since I didn't have to look at the screen.

solmirkin
solmirkin
March 11, 2016
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Rachel, it was amazing! Exactly what I was needing. A basic to really understand how to do your basic (and not that basic) yoga postures!

Trudywalker5@gmail.com
Trudywalker5@gmail.com
March 8, 2016
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Thanks so much for this very doable class. I love that this can be a warmup to other classes. It was very detailed which I need.
Thanks sooo much
peace and love to you all at dywm

Epilobia
Epilobia
March 6, 2016
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This was my first try at yoga with you ;) It was great!

tiffanylc11
tiffanylc11
February 22, 2016
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Just did this routine for my first EVER yoga experience and I can say I'm definitely hooked. Thank you so much! It was wonderful.

Tesshiva
Tesshiva
February 17, 2016
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So much to learn! I love these short, focusing videos. I can take this awareness of my core into other practices - it really helps! I use it as a reminder, before heading into longer practice videos. Love the tone, too - makes me feel capable of getting better. And I can use the exercises to check in on the growth of my abilities. Many Thanks!

GKMiles7
GKMiles7
February 15, 2016
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Love the quick way you dive into real core work. The tips along the way help to maintain that proper alignment.

And this isn't related to the practice but I love the top and pants you're wearing! Looks great!