Fundamentals of Practice Day 4

Rachel Scott
Instructor Rachel Scott
Average: 4.8 (23 votes)
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Integrate deep core awareness into your practice and prepare your body for safe hand-balancing in this beginner/intermediate class. Rachel guides you in revisiting your foundation to safely protect your wrists when weight-bearing in balancing poses like side plank and crow. This class can either be done as a stand-alone or as part of Rachel's 7-Day Fundamentals of Practice Yoga Challenge.

Equipment: Block
Style: Hatha Yoga, Power Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga


raneeshm 1 week ago

Wow, Rachel you are a star. Could barely do a side plank till today. You make it so easy. Made my day. Thanks a ton.

Mary hoffert 2 months ago

I will do this class a few times! I think it is the best class ever to master the crow pose! Hopefully I will master it! It’s hard to put weight to fingertips and inside palm. Practice practice!

kimchi 3 months ago

Thanks Rachel! This class made me feel more ease in side plank.

Erski 3 months ago

Love reviewing the fundamentals! This series has reminded me of and given me some new tips on maintaining proper form through my practice.
I do have a question about crow pose though. When in crow pose the discomfort where my shin contacts my upper arm bone is intense and prevents me from continuing. I’m not sure if I’m positioning my legs incorrectly or what the problem is. Any advice would be very much appreciated. Thanks Rachel for an inspiring series of classes!

x7jeff7x 3 months ago

I started doing yoga 5 months ago with DYWM, consistently 5-6 days per week. This Fundamentals of Practice series by Rachel is excellent for beginners like me to learn proper form and technique.

EmBe 5 months ago

Yoga has been part of my life for sometime . Since I don’t feel I ever learned the basics, I decided to try these Fundamentals classes and have learned so much already. In order to review the previous day’s class, some days I will do two classes in one day which gives me a longer practice. For example, today I did Day 3 and then Day 4. Because of my schedule, some days I can’t do even one Fundamentals class so this 7-Day Challenge is going to take a bit longer. This review method helps me when I’ve missed a few days. Eventually, I will finish the entire Challenge. On busy days, I try to do one of the shorter under 15 minute DYWM classes.

sng4ever 8 months ago

An interesting practice to have fun trying crow and side plank (if you are not familiar with these) or want to know another way to get into these poses. Rachel, as always, is thorough with her guidance, and she makes it fun.