Finding Stability In All Poses

Finding Stability In All Poses

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Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.8 (41 votes)
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Now that you have learned how to breathe deeply and engage and strengthen the deep core muscles (bandhas) from the first two videos in this series, David shows you how to use these principles to stabilize the lower back and pelvis while stretching and doing some of the most common yoga poses. If you would like to start from the beginning, the first class in this series is The 3-Part Breath and Ujjayi Breathing and the second class is Integrating the Breath and the Bandhas. You can also find all three together in our program Establish Your Core Stability and Strength and on our Yoga for Beginners page.

Equipment: Block
Style: Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Strength, Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Back Care


Excellent Foundation Classes
Lovetorun 3 weeks ago

David - Thank you so much for these great beginner foundation classes. I have been taking classes for some time and I wish I had started with your beginner videos. My practice would have been completely different.

Wrist pain
Flossyebug 4 months ago

Quick question... While in downward dog, my wrist on both sides hurt. I followed your instructions carefully. I even rewatched numerous times to ensure I wasn't missing a key element. My question is this... Where do I begin in finding the source of pain and remedying it?

Thanks so much!

Re: Wrist pain
David Procyshyn 3 months ago

This is quite common, due to all of the people who are mousing and typing all day. Wrist issues are coming up more often in classes these days.

It's difficult to know exactly what's happening with you, since it can be complicated. If you are unable to find a way to do downward dog without your wrists hurting you may want to go down on your forearms (into dolphin pose) instead. That would be the best way to remedy the situation.

Clenching knees
zeynepbudak 4 months ago

Hi, this series of classes helped me return to yoga after a long while. Thank you!
I’ve noticed when I try to activate my thighs or squeeze the block between my legs I tend to pull my kneecaps upwards. Is this normal?

this is what was missing in my post-partum practice
katieintheworld 5 months ago

This course is transformative for me in establishing strength in my post-partum core. It's so different now and I never had to deliberately strengthen my pelvic floor before, so I was really needing this kind of foundational work. I'm so grateful, thank you.

fundamentals...thank you
nadomom 7 months ago

I've practice yoga for over a decade and I find this class helpful to bring my awareness back to the fundamentals. Thank you

My wrists and elbows hurt
cityboyfarms 8 months ago

My wrists and elbows hurt when posing for downward dog. Do you have any suggestions for support?

Support in downward dog
David Procyshyn 8 months ago

The only way to ease the pressure on your wrists and elbows while in downward dog is to lower your knees. You can still get a good stretch in your shoulders and back if you allow the hips to shift toward your heels.

Good Morning
summer2012 10 months ago

Thanks it is good to come back to beginners yoga.