Establishing Core Strength I

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.7 (153 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


javajeff 1 month ago

This class is tough for me, but a good challenge. I have two questions:
- Should we try to keep pelvic floor + TVA engaged throughout the entire session? Or just when you remind us?
- When doing the back arches, should we be flexing or relaxing the glutes?

I like the music - reminds me of Brian Eno's "Music For Airports." Cheers from Wash DC!

David Procyshyn 1 month ago

Thanks! To answer your questions:
- Ideally, yes, you want to keep them engaged throughout.
- When doing any backbends, yes you want the gluts to engage. They help tilt the pelvis back with the spine.
Cheers back!

Maralepp 3 months ago

This series of classes is awakening muscles that I haven’t felt since before I had an emergency cesarean section 19 years ago! It’s no wonder that my back had been hurting for years—all of the supporting muscles have been out of commission. I look forward to continuing to strengthen them. Namaste.

Rubiés-Mirabet 4 months ago

Thank you for this great class, David! Alothough I have some experience in yoga, using the core is difficult to me. There's something basic that I haven't grasped yet. This class has helped me enormously to understand at least something of it. I will continue with the core program and repeating it from time to time. A 10 for the guiding cues and the pace of the class. Namaste!

jessicahealy 9 months ago

This video series has been great for me as a beginner. I really enjoyed this Establishing Core Strength I specifically. It's challenging and fun! David is a good teacher.

Kitkatkatey 9 months ago

Really great class. Excellent instruction and just the right amount of challenge for me.

Nice long shavasana too.

Thank you

Vict2Sea 9 months ago

Excellent instruction David & Great sequence! Thank You!

gmichaelw 9 months ago

A challenging beginner course that I’ll need to repeat many times.