Creating Internal Lightness

Rachel Scott
Instructor Rachel Scott
Average: 4.7 (220 votes)
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In this all levels hour long flow class, you will explore how the elusive mula bandha can be practiced and incorporated into all the poses of your yoga practice. Not only will practicing mula bandha help to create lightness and ease in your yoga practice, learning to access and tone the pelvic floor will also support your functionality in daily life.

Equipment: Block
Style: Hatha Yoga


David Procyshyn 2 years ago

Thank you for the feedback everyone. I have changed this class to intermediate.

estherggg 2 years ago

I too woul not categorize this as beginner level. Rachel Scott is a lovely teacher, and the mula bandha reminders were welcome. I liked the drawing of the mind to fingers and toes, which are often neglected. Not a few of the poses are aspirational only for beginners, and I might make this clear to folks before they embark on this class. Thank you.

alaiel 2 years ago

Thank you. Your instructions are so clear and soothing that it encourages me to extend myself. Some of that extension is challenging but that's how we grow... I appreciate your teaching very much. Namaste

dixiemarie 2 years ago

Thank you for this challenging beginner class. I would agree that it is more of an advanced beginner or beginner intermediate class. But it pushed to me my limits and was great!

Irishlove 2 years ago

Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana is a difficult posture (@ 48-51 minutes) as well as a few other elements in the posture work (standing splits) which I would not consider only beginning work. There are other examples, but I feel this practice whilst refreshing elements of Mula Bandha is more an advanced beginner to beginning intermediate. I know a lot of beginners that would be quite frustrated at some of the work. I thoroughly enjoyed it, but it's not for a beginning beginner. Namaste from Ireland.

Melanie Lichtinger 2 years ago

Loved this class! Rachel is so motivating and innovative - you never know what comes next! :-)
Great mulabandha foundationals - wished I had those earlier in my practice. Makes such a difference.
This class could be also (is there a double category option?) classified as intermediate (since us intermediates could use it, and since it was at times challenging. Personally I'm really glad I picked it today - the title and that it's taught by Rachel inspired me.
Oh, and how about a series with Rachel about Foundationals for Beginners & Intermediates? Thinking of Yoga for your Feet by her as another example, also wonderful.

As always, thank you DYWM team for the great quality and variety of classes you offer!

David Procyshyn 2 years ago

Thank you, Melanie! Great thoughts. We're always considering new approaches to our class videos and programs and you often give us a lot to think about.
Take care,

Melanie Lichtinger 2 years ago

Cool - good to hear that, David!
Thanks for your kind reply!
Also, I was thinking / wishing: Wouldn't it be great to have a live-in-Victoria Do Yoga With Me Festival / weekend?!
Meet the teachers in person, meet your DYWM local peer peeps!
Would build local community - who knows what comes from this, and be extra exposure for the platform.
And of course (just kidding) free for all DYWM subscribers, or at least for the one who gave you this tip? LOL!

David Procyshyn 2 years ago

You're full of great ideas, Melanie! That is a good one as well. We are actually in the process of organizing retreats around North America for 2019, including New York, California and one at Hollyhock on Cortes Island. Nothing yet in Victoria, but it's on our radar.
Take care,

psjacunski 2 years ago

Personally, I don't think there's anyplace better to be in September than I think you need to add another retreat to your list ;-) Paula