Establishing Core Strength II

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David Procyshyn
Hatha Yoga
Yoga for Runners
Yoga for Athletes
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. In this class, part 2 of our core strength series, David shows you how to keep the core engaged while moving your arms and legs and stretching some of the key groups of muscles around the pelvis that can limit mobility, such as the hamstrings, hips flexors (psoas and quadriceps), hips and lower back.


I especially love your
Nyamyj 1 week ago

I especially love your message (and music during savasana) after savasana. It certainly helps me to be reminded to release and bring softness and move effortlessly with balance. As a beginner, this message is so important after years of tense movement as an athlete. Thank you.

I love love love this class,
TahoeInMe 2 weeks ago

I love love love this class, when will you bring us Establishing Core Strength lll?

Core Tight
payalkhndlwl 2 months ago

David, I have a question? Should the core be tight at all times during the exercise? Eg : Towards the end, when we bend the knees and let it drop should the core still be tight? Thanks.

Re: core activation
David Procyshyn 2 months ago

Good question. Think of core activation as a subtle energy whose purpose is to stabilize the body in a way that maintains length in the spine and range of motion in the joints. When you're doing something difficult, you may need to activate your core with a lot of strength. When you're doing something passive, it may be fine to let go of the core all together. It depends on the support that your spine needs at that time. Does that help?

Work all my tightest areas
BecRueter 5 months ago

Love the strengthening too. David's specific alignment guidance is essential and appreciated, even for this long time practitioner. It is why I love yoga so much.

Never have enough core work.
NAVPLION 7 months ago

David Procyshyn is great. I have done this particular instruction a half dozen times, and it always gives me a boost and some peace.

Mozie 10 months ago

Thank you for the informative practice and the wise words you shared at the end.
Always best to teach from the heart even while being videotaped. I felt the love.

Kristinelsa 12 months ago

I haven't done yoga in forever and now I have terrible sciatic pain. My doctor suggested that I get back into yoga to help. This is my first class and it was the perfect pace for me.

Looks easy but...
Virgo Sun 1 year ago

... Felt strenuous as! I have been away from yoga for ages due to lower back injury. Now im stiff and inflexible with a weak core. I loved this session... Felt amazing, with interesting movements and the teacher is so calming. I'm inspired thanks!

Thanks for this great class!
Sybille 1 year ago

Thanks for this great class! My only objection is the music during parts of the stretches end the relaxation. I'd rather just hear David's calm voice and breath, the sound disturbs me.