Hatha Yoga for Arm Strength

Click the video below to watch for free or click the buttons below to purchase and view on your own device.
Own this video (Two file sizes): Large Screen ($9)Mobile Devices ($6)Audio Only ($3)
Difficulty: 
Beginner
Style: 
Hatha Yoga
Yoga for Strength
Equipment: 
Strap
Duration: 
27:15
0
Your rating: None
4.756755
Average: 4.8 (74 votes)
Class Description: 

Anastasia gives you a tough shoulder work-out in this 30-minute hatha yoga class, including many variations of plank pose and downward facing dog pose, while pacing the class so that you rest at the right times.

Comments

Challenging Class
birdnthesky 1 day ago

This class was challenging for me but I what I need to build strength. It was very hard on my writsts. I wish modifications were offered during the routine. I read the ones in the comments and came up with a few of my own but still feel like it was too much for my wrists.

Something to work towards
Hjhbutterfly 2 weeks ago

I've only been doing yoga for about 6 weeks, so perhaps that's why I found this so difficult. I probably made it less than 20 before resting a lot and ultimately not finishing. Is this more intermediate than beginner? Either way, it felt like a fun challenge...relaxing because of the focus it required. I'll be coming back to this regularly and looking forward to getting better at it, as with all of my yoga practice.

Beginner vs Intermediate?
Anastasia Hange... 2 weeks ago

First - welcome to the wonderful world of yoga! I would say that being so new to yoga is definitely part of the reason you found this class so challenging. You may be in great shape, but some of these poses may be asking you to use muscles and muscle groups that you rarely use or build. They require a fair bit of core strength.

In terms of whether this is more of a beginner or intermediate class, there are no hard fast rules in yoga, which makes it hard sometimes to designate classes as one or the other. I would say that this could either be a really advanced beginner class, or an easier intermediate class. What I like about it being beginner is that it asks people to challenge themselves, and hopefully I have provided good enough instruction to help you through it safely. Try again and rest as much as you need.

Great feeling after this
Yvonne207 3 months ago

Great feeling after this session - my arms feel stronger and I feel as though I've worked my core too. Thanks!

Nice class maybe a bit
Meggybear 6 months ago

Nice class maybe a bit challenging for people with weaker arm. I love the bird chirping in sivasana too. The side plank modification with a blended leg might help those struggling mid class. I found myself modifying the second side. Thanks again.

great workout for my arms and core
chopper 7 months ago

I have been looking for this class and did not realize I could type in arms in the search bar!!
Loved this challenging class , great little work out in a nut shell!
Thank you
Peace

Terrific for my arms and core!
BecRueter 8 months ago

Another class to add to my rotation! Just in time for summer.... :)

Beautiful
rachaelross 8 months ago

I'm a beginner, and though I did find this challenging, it was so worth it! It felt like a did an hour long class. Namaste :)

challenging as a beginner - but worth it
keziahbkeziah 9 months ago

agree with the other comments that i read after doing this practice for the first time. it did challenge me more than expected. but the flow was excellent, and i feel myself working into building up strength each time. grateful for modifications until i get there!

Surprise Intensity
Melanie Lichtinger 9 months ago

Yeah, that was definitely more in the intermediate spectrum! Loved the structure and focus: Building foundation first and then working with arm / shoulder focus. Amazing and very inspiring how you can instruct in a chill, calm way while doing these challenging arm poses, Anastasia. Loved how Wild Thing turned out, after the build-up. Will re-visit often. Another great one for desk sitters like me.

Thank you for all the great classes, Anastasia, and DYWM team - I keep raving about you. And will take you with me when I travel. Just love the outdoor classes enveloped by the Victoria landscape.

Hey, tech qu: is there a way we can find our own comments? A search function for that? Would be cool to revisit what we said before (I always post after I first do a class).
Thanks 'tech team'!