The Fundamentals of Standing Poses

Beginner II

In this hatha yoga class with Rachel, we will explore the key actions necessary to practice standing postures safely and effectively. We will explore the actions of the hips in foundational poses such as warrior II so that you can learn to do these poses optimally for your own body. Note: We recommend using a block for this practice.

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 3 of Grounding and Strength 14-Day Beginner Yoga Challenge.

The Fundamentals of Standing Poses Full Playlist (to be played with the class)

Click on playlist below and press play when the class begins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: You will need a subscription for access to Apple Music, and for music to play ad-free on Spotify and YouTube Music. You will also need to adjust the volume to your preference.

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donna marie
donna marie
May 7, 2021
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Great class for returning from rotator cuff surgery. Thanks and Namaste!

donna marie
donna marie
May 7, 2021
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Great class for returning from rotator cuff surgery. Thanks and Namaste!

SMZalokar
SMZalokar
March 9, 2021
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What a solid class. Thank you! Always nice to revisit the foundational poses.

bcramer35
bcramer35
March 2, 2021
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Great class, great instruction. It was wonderful to get back to the fundamentals and work on some habits I may have developed during the years. Wondering, do you teach all the classes in the Grounding and Strength 14-day Beginner Yoga Challenge and what is the average length of each class? Thanks for your help with this.

Nouran Jerjous
Nouran Jerjous
February 11, 2021
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This class was great. thank you so much. I think I should do it from time to time to keep remembring the fundmentals. I appreciate the clear instructions with the firm voice.

rlbwilson
rlbwilson
February 5, 2021
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What a great class. Lots of clear, detailed instructions without going too slowly to be interesting.

KJAL
KJAL
January 25, 2021
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I got a lot out of this class. The detailed instructions to ensure the body was in alig6snd the right muscles were being activated, were just great. A good workout for my thighs! Thanks so much for the class Rachel.

oakhazel
oakhazel
January 20, 2021
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Very detailed and useful instructions. I am not a beginner either but am doing the 14 day challenge. I did find though that holding the pose as you were explaining used up my leg capacity for the pose so as the lesson went on I listened and prepared to go into the pose but only went into it when you were finished instructing.
Great lesson and love the humour too.

Owlgirl60
Owlgirl60
January 10, 2021
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My favorite teacher! I am doing classes at a small studio near me, but the teacher is unable to leave the mat to help with poses. Pandemic rule! So, this is where I go for intensive instruction on correct poses. Thanks so much, Rachel.

Rachel Scott
Rachel Scott
February 6, 2021
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Awwwww! That's so nice to hear! I'm so glad that you've been able to continue your practice through these crazy times...I understand: I can't wait to get back to teaching where I can get close to people and touch them again! :)

montessorimum
montessorimum
January 7, 2021
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As always, Rachel, your guided metaphors keep me smiling and feeling accomplished!
Peanut, peanut butter ... and jelly! :)

jenniferdstevens
jenniferdstevens
January 7, 2021
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I usually do intermediate classes, but really enjoyed these helpful reminders on proper form.

Gitti
Gitti
January 5, 2021
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Rachel's classes as always - juicy. I have followed her classes with this specific instructions many times, there is always something new for me to find. Thanks!

debkiger
debkiger
January 4, 2021
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Fantastic and helpful instructions through micro adjustments in the standing poses.

EmBe
EmBe
January 3, 2021
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I appreciated Rachel's explanations of the basics. I also am not a beginner, but feel it is important to review the fundamentals from time to time. This is part of a perfect Challenge for the first weeks of January 2021.

isabel9nyc@gmail.com
isabel9nyc@gmail.com
January 3, 2021
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I love your "Basics" classes, Rachel. Encourages me to work deep and well. (I'm not a beginner.)

Neita
Neita
January 3, 2021
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Thank you! Wonderful instructions. I was finally able to go a little deeper into Warrior 2; I had no idea my hips/pelvis were so out of alignment. I will use these tips going forward. My body feels great right now!

Liesbeth
Liesbeth
January 3, 2021
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Love your class and teaching Rachel, very helpful to go back to the basics.

ChrisW
ChrisW
January 2, 2021
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Rachel's instructions are clear. I finished the class feeling energized and better equipped to make the most out of each pose. I learned a little tweak or change of position can make a world of difference.