Establishing Core Strength I

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David Procyshyn
Hatha Yoga
Yoga for Strength
Yoga for Back Care
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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.


David , I appreciate this
kaigh_guy 2 days 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 1 week ago

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

Basic pose
David Procyshyn 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 month 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 3 months ago

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

Love Your Class!
dkondelik 5 months 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 :)
Lealy 6 months ago

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

Lower back discomfort
mauaflower 6 months ago

Thanks for this class, in fact all of these classes which have been a revelation to me! I joined and started doing your classes only a couple of months ago, after the odd intermittent yoga class over the years but nothing like regular practice. I've come to this programme after completing the Beginners 30 day yoga challenge - it took me 43 days but I did it! My problem is lower back pain which is why I thought I should do this programme next. Today's class was excellent but I still had lower back pain at the end. I think I'm turning on my core but still my lower back hurts. Do I just need more practice? I should say I'm 54 and injured my knee last year so am building up my leg strength but it's taking time

Great Class
abeck_d 11 months ago

Really enjoyed this class. I have been trying to recover from a lingering hip injury from overuse through running. During the modified boat pose, my right leg has no problem elevating, but my left leg begins to shake and I cant hardly mobilize it upwards. Which muscle does this exercise train? Are there other workouts for this particular muscle? Thank you!