Core Primer

Rachel Scott
Instructor Rachel Scott
Average: 4.7 (197 votes)
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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.

Equipment: Strap
Style: Hatha Yoga


jessicabello827 2 years ago

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 3 years ago

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 3 years ago

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!

calbuny 2 years ago

I saw this was your first yoga video ever, mine too! I was curious what you've been doing since and if you could share what you've liked/done. Thanks!

thegirlsageek 3 years ago

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 3 years ago

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 3 years ago

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

zandz 3 years ago

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!

JohnDunnF 3 years ago

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 3 years ago

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.