Fundamentals of Practice Day 7

Intermediate I

In this class, Rachel guides you through a fluid flow that integrates many of the fundamentals of yoga -- breathwork, core engagement, grounding, shoulder stability, alignment -- and leads you seamlessly towards the peak pose: dancer. This practice can be done as a stand-alone or as the conclusion to Rachel's 7-Day Fundamentals of Practice Yoga Challenge.

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Maren Freeland
May 8, 2021
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Thank you Rachel, I had totally forgotten my days of doing yoga after having birthed and raised 2 boys. The oldest is now 14 and it's time to look after myself again. I feel like I've rediscovered the body memory of the stretches and how good it feels! I was challenged by some of it but my interest is rekindled and hopefully I'll regain my strength and flexibility. With so much appreciation, Namaste.

Rachel Scott
May 9, 2021
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Hi Maren - so nice to connect with you. Raising two boys is a huge job! I'm so glad you've found this site and I hope that we can provide you with some good resources for your well-being. Look forward to hearing what you think of the other practices <3 :) Rachel

sneha.dk
May 7, 2021
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This series of classes really brought back the flexibility in my yoga. Had fun learning the techniques and could see the difference between the first day and the last day. Thanks for this series!!

isabel9nyc@gmail.com
December 18, 2020
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An amazing week of classes. So helpful with the cuing. Your presence /charisma made me feel that I was in the studio with you. Looking forward to many more classes with you!

Leahjoojoo
November 15, 2020
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Incredible 7 days of yoga with brilliant guidance and instruction throughout, and a welcome dose of fun and great energy from Rachel. Those subtle changes to poses made a huge difference and has enhanced my practice no end. Thank you Rachel!

Lisacarmen
September 26, 2020
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This was such a great series Rachel. I love all the breath work. Thank you!

Vincenza
August 4, 2020
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Thank you Rachel.Great practice and excellent instructions.

Colleen Lightbody
July 29, 2020
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Brilliant instruction and such a beautiful, light generous energy. thank you - this was an amazing week for really understanding my yoga

alaiel
June 29, 2020
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I love your classes! Such clear and calm instructions. And I feel great afterwards. Namaste.

barbararuzgerian
June 6, 2020
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Excellent instruction into poses, inside poses and out of poses. I very much appreciated clear and concise focus on different muscle groups and body structures as they related to asanas. Thank you for such a deep practice.

Archana
May 29, 2020
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Thank you so much, Rachel. Beautiful flow class. Nice build-up over past week. Dhanyawad.

Trichan
May 15, 2020
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Great flow class...thanks Rachel. How do I bookmark or save this so I can repeat another day?

kate griffin
May 13, 2020
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A beautiful final flow for a wonderful 7 day series! Thank you so much Rachel, this series has really helped me.

kimchi
May 3, 2020
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This flow nicely tied the poses from the previous days together.

Ana Rebeca
April 23, 2020
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Very juicy journey, thanks to your clear and smooth guidance...a great exercise to improve our foundations and balance, and finally in day seven...a wonderful flow closely linked to our breathing, thank you Rachel!! =)

bevm74
April 5, 2020
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I've really enjoyed these as a guide back into regular yoga. Rachel's instruction and description of poses is excellent and has helped rekindle my yoga spirit, (which is much needed at this present moment in time). The way the classes build to the final flow is fab. Thanks Rachel :)

BillMcJ768
March 31, 2020
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I started yoga a few years ago when I retired. In coming across this series I thought it might be good to step back and review the foundations again. This turned out to be way better than I expected. Rachel's attention to every detail of the pose helps solidify for me how to get the most out of this practice. And then session seven was just a joy to do. Thanks!

pitstop
March 3, 2020
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Thank you Rachel for such an enjoyable series of classes, delivered with clarity and humour. Good to have the options for many poses too.

jbee56
January 12, 2020
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This was a wonderful way to start the new year. As an intermediate student, I found this helpful to remind me of the proper alignment of basic poses and how to balance my weight using the four corners of my hands and feet. Which practices do you recommend as a follow up to this series? Thanks!

sng4ever
December 31, 2019
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What a great culmination of the other six days. Thanks Rachel and DYWM. I will be using these again and again.

Melanie Lichtinger
December 12, 2019
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Beautiful tying together of all the previous days - and a great standalone flow!
Wonderful balancing, strengthening and calming effect.
Thank you Rachel, for the 7 days - will revisit.

mromero
December 8, 2019
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No matter how far you are in your yoga practice it is always a good idea to slow down and return to the fundamental poses. I just completed all 7 days! It was great way to begin my December when everything else seems crazy. I was also much more sore than I anticipated, which I think shows the strength of the mind- body connection Rachel is able to teach. Great series for all!

dukegal1213
December 6, 2019
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This last class of the 7-day Fundamentals of Practice really brings everything together in a wonderful flow! I am transitioning to intermediate yoga, and this class taught me some new poses that I was a little intimidated to try, including crow pose, but after taking the entire challenge and with Rachel's clear instruction, I felt so much more confident about doing the pose and the faster flow classes in general. Really awesome!

Elsa Avila
December 6, 2019
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THANKS SO MUCH RACHEL FOR TAKING THE TIME TO SHARE IN THIS 7 DAYS PRACTICE YOUR KNOWLEDGE IN SUCH A WONDERFUL WAY. I LOVED THE "OCEANIC BREATH", IT'S SO CALMING...THANKS DYWM