Establishing Core Strength I

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Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.7 (147 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


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 :)

Lower back discomfort
mauaflower 1 year 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 2 years 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!

Perfect for return to mat after illness
Rbreid73 2 years ago

I've been out of action this past two weeks due to illness, so this was just what I needed to restart my practice. David has a way of teaching that provides the right pace to really understand how the body needs to be positioned when preparing to go into poses and how to maintain that alignment through the pose. In this class, it comes through in a short but intense 30 minute core strength class

So beneficial!
Jacqueline01 2 years ago

Thank you David for another lovely and serene class. Wow, this was so challenging. I thought I was so limber and strong (oh such pride). I feel humbled and vow to repeat this class many times. A wonderful challenge to stay mindful during the more difficult segments.

it doesn't work
mollybmoon 2 years ago

This class won't stay on! It keeps pausing. Is there a reason for that?

Pausing video
David Procyshyn 2 years ago

That can happen occasionally. Switching your browser fixes the issue 99% of the time. You can also pause the video at the beginning to allow it to load before you play it through to the end.

Thank you David! Excellent
Dilly2334 2 years ago

Thank you David! Excellent explanation of core and muscles involved. Awesome class :)