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Establishing Core Strength I

Beginner II

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.

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carolinew
carolinew
January 22, 2019
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Great class, I def need to work on my core. Thanks!

paulm.metcalfe@outlook.com
paulm.metcalfe@outlook.com
January 22, 2019
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I didn’t manage to complete all the poses but did what I could and still enjoyed it as a challenging practice after a few quieter days within the 30 day challenge.

Marilyn K-M
Marilyn K-M
January 21, 2019
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Unable to complete this class as no options for streaming and it just wouldn't continue running.

Luna.Fjora
Luna.Fjora
January 21, 2019
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Challenging but very helpful core work. Thank you.

Cyoga
Cyoga
January 21, 2019
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Great class,challenging but so worth it.

Sharyl M
Sharyl M
January 21, 2019
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I happened to do this on a Monday AM. Great way to start the week!

Tina S
Tina S
January 20, 2019
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Very challenging. But it never fails to amaze me how good I feel after these challenging classes. Thank you, David.

debvmikev
debvmikev
January 19, 2019
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Challenging, but definitely worth it! I feel much more stable.

SarahViolet
SarahViolet
January 19, 2019
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Very helpful and clear instruction. These foundational classes are so transformative!

Solacvert
Solacvert
January 18, 2019
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Fabulous as always David. I love this series. It is kind of blowing my mind how engaged every muscle is in every pose. I was never taught this way before.

Costusya
Costusya
January 17, 2019
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I appreciate all David’s classes because David actually makes me understand how to do yoga. Enjoyed this one also!

DawnH
DawnH
January 17, 2019
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I appreciated the focus on the psoas. I always suspected these were weak and I was right. Definitely a class I’ll need to return to often. Thanks again, David, for another great class!

Hymana
Hymana
January 17, 2019
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It was a bit beginner for me but good to go back to th foundations nevertheless!

masseke
masseke
January 17, 2019
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Really enjoyed this class and the connection to the core

LabCat
LabCat
January 17, 2019
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Ouch!
I love the reminder of the importance of keep using our core!

mtngirl
mtngirl
January 16, 2019
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Challenging class, my core needs it. Thank you for all the tweeks

Coaching
Coaching
January 16, 2019
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Excellent Class. Thanks for the long and very restful shivasana at the end!

mrebhun45
mrebhun45
January 16, 2019
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Every time I do one of David's videos I feel so much better... This one was no exception

emmyt
emmyt
January 16, 2019
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Not my favorite. Some of the moves at the beginning were too hard without being warmed up.

kitty-kat
kitty-kat
January 16, 2019
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This one was a challenge for me. I not have great or even good core muscles yet, but I'm working on it. Over all, a great class. Thank you David.

Sebastiantanner94
Sebastiantanner94
January 16, 2019
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It took me all day to convince myself to do this class, but I'm glad I did. I will have to make sure to go back through all the foundational stuff when I get done with the challenge! It is both challenging, in that it feels like a worthwhile workout, and it helps me with posture in my everyday life. I have been noticing that with each one of these I learn a new way to carry myself throughout the day.
I had one question, When I was doing the leg lifts, I felt the groin muscles, but not the lower back, I was also having a hard time understanding what you meant with clenching the waist(?), would those two things be connected?
Thank you, David!

David Procyshyn
David Procyshyn
January 17, 2019
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Great to hear that! To answer your question, the groin is where you want to feel the working muscle when doing a leg lift (it's actually the psoas). It's good that you don't feel the lower back, since it's a sign that you are using your core well. Clenching the waist means to cinch the muscles in around the waist, like a corset (squeezing in on all sides). Does that make sense?

DeeCoop
DeeCoop
January 16, 2019
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Not my favorite - too hard on the back because my core muscles aren't great. Loved the twist at the end!

turnersusmc
turnersusmc
January 16, 2019
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So glad the challenge forces me to do these foundation classes to understand proper form and alignment.

beesknees
beesknees
January 16, 2019
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Good class! I appreciated the progression with the legs. Thank you!

Beli
Beli
January 16, 2019
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David explains everything so well you can feel your muscles working, and my core is definitely activated now.

hanagalp
hanagalp
January 16, 2019
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Great. Strengthen unused muscles. a bit challenging in a good way. Thanks

Judith62
Judith62
January 16, 2019
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Very nice core class. Wonderful instruction

nskittle
nskittle
January 16, 2019
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Subtle but powerful practice. Focusing on muscle engagement and connections adds another dimension and awareness to the movement.

tossa
tossa
January 16, 2019
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bookmarked this one. thank you