Establishing Core Strength I

Establishing Core Strength I

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Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.7 (79 votes)
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This class is meant to be a part of a series that you can see in our program Establish Your Core Stability and Strength and on our Yoga for Beginners page. After you have learned how to breathe and engage your core and stretch your body while your core is engaged, now David teaches you how to strengthen your core. Core strength will not only make you stronger and protect your spine, it will make you feel taller and lighter in your everyday life.

Equipment: Block
Style: Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Strength, Yoga for Back Care


caphillips93 4 months ago

I wasn't expecting to feel every muscle in my body with this routine. Especially the psoas muscle! Thank you for the clear instruction.

This video was excellent! It
Benmiller6 9 months ago

This video was excellent! It almost exactly mirrored how I teach core strength as part of my physical therapy practice. I really appreciated the ongoing reminders throughout this video to keep each individual aspect of the core engaged.

David , I appreciate this
kaigh_guy 9 months ago

David , I appreciate this class a great deal. I was up to intermediate with smidgen of advanced classes in December and then I stopped due to life circumstances. Now today, almost two months later I am restarting and WOW, do I feel it. What a great beginner class. I love working my core and you really helped me work it today.

Peanutman 10 months ago

What if I can't sit in the basic pose with my back straight?

Basic pose
David Procyshyn 10 months ago

Bend your knees enough to straighten your back, then work on straightening your legs without rounding your back.

Tough class but doable. I
Nyamyj 10 months ago

Tough class but doable. I feel proud of myself for getting through. Core work not my favorite, but 5is class is great. Beautiful choice of music. I really fell into a totally relaxed savasana. Thank you as always.

Engage the core!
Irishlove 11 months ago

Thank you for that intentionally slow and purposeful engaging of the core. As an advanced practitioner now recovered from an injury (not yoga related), I have come to realise how much work is done in foundational core engagement. If you have the intention all else follows will be an activated body and an engergised soul. Beautiful class. Namaste from Ireland

Excellent morning routine for
gillyross 1 year ago

Excellent morning routine for back . I love his gentle , encouraging voice. Thank you.

Love Your Class!
dkondelik 1 year ago

David, I must say that it is so assuring to hear your gentle alignment reminders throughout the class. I started a little over a month ago with your absolute beginner classes. This class was challenging but I feel stronger and more limber with every class. I am doing two classes a day. I just retired after 41 years of teaching theatre classes and find these classes and instructors better than in-person classes I've taken throughout the years. I am grateful for all of you at "Do Yoga With Me." Namaste.

Thank you :)

I hope to do this practice again. It is very good and challenging !! Thank you :)