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Hatha Yoga for Arm Strength

Intermediate I

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.

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dolmanle
dolmanle
March 18, 2022
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I love this class for building arm strength. I keep coming back to it. Thank you!

PianoWire
PianoWire
February 22, 2021
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This is a great class for those of us who are less flexible than average. More like this please!

VLyoga
VLyoga
February 12, 2021
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Yes a challenge, but a good one. Think I’ll add this to my regular mix to build arm strength.

sng4ever
sng4ever
July 23, 2020
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A nice practice and Anatasia is a good teacher however....

This is challenging for beginners/new to intermediate poses. You need wrist/hand/arm strength. I would, in my opinion, have a few more wrist exercises/breaks in between the poses.

Overall, a good arm / hand practice to build strength.

Fhirinn
Fhirinn
April 18, 2020
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Great class! Relaxed pace but challenging at the same time! Will return to this more often to build my arm strength. Thank you!

djdaface
djdaface
March 20, 2019
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maybe I need to start the month again, I couldn't keep up at all

brownstefani
brownstefani
March 18, 2019
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I love all your classes, will you be making anymore in the near future?
Namaste!

shanahan807@msn.com
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February 20, 2019
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...of a challenge. I'm realizing after being consistent with yoga for the past year that my arms and shoulders are a bit weak. This was a perfect amount of challenge for me.

Kitkatkatey
Kitkatkatey
February 10, 2019
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This was challenging but not too much so.

The poses were not held for too long and the class length was good. Nice to have something challenging at this stage in the 30day challenge

gmichaelw
gmichaelw
February 3, 2019
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Touch class! EWill have to repeat it many times.

cgoldhaw
cgoldhaw
January 28, 2019
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Great activation for the arms, vocal cuing was mostly macro made me a bit lost and rushed through poses. Still a good short practice though.

Shannon16
Shannon16
January 28, 2019
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I was definitely doing some shaking! lol awesome class

paulm.metcalfe@outlook.com
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January 28, 2019
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As many others have said, this is a very challenging practice but one to revisit as I get stronger. It’s now my aim to complete this practice as my upper body and core gain strength.

Sharyl M
Sharyl M
January 27, 2019
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Wow...challenging but invigorating. Time to get serious....

perfecta25
perfecta25
January 26, 2019
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whew! trying to strengthen after injuries! toughie!

Solacvert
Solacvert
January 26, 2019
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I have carpal tunnel in both wrists so I found this class to be frustrating. I have alternate wrist positions that I try to use but then it was difficult to keep up changing my positioning constantly. I will try this again once my wrists are better as it is a great arm workout.

Tina S
Tina S
January 25, 2019
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Very good instructions. I tried but just don’t have the strength.

byootie
byootie
January 23, 2019
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Like many of the other reviews, this showcased my shoulder and arm weakness. Something to improve I suppose. Luckily I knew how to modify some poses like dropping the bottom knee in side plank and going into table top in reverse plank. I don't have the strength for this class so variations definitely would be helpful.

Mits
Mits
January 23, 2019
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I didn't realize how weak my upper body is until I did this workout. I still enjoyed myself.

masseke
masseke
January 23, 2019
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This was definitely a challenge for me but gives me something to work towards!

Jane Johnson
Jane Johnson
January 23, 2019
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I found that, as there were no options for positions, I wasn't able to do all of the positions such as the 'side plank'. But as this is described as a 'challenging' beginners class so this comment is not a criticism, more an acknowledgement of my own difficulties as a beginner, never having attempted the plank and some of the one-legged downward facing dog poses before.

kitty-kat
kitty-kat
January 22, 2019
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This one is very challenging class. Thank you Anastasia

DorisS
DorisS
January 22, 2019
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Very challenging for me
Like it :)

Luna.Fjora
Luna.Fjora
January 22, 2019
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Great for arms and shoulders. Anastasia really takes the time to clearly explain each pose. Thank you.

mmsanford
mmsanford
January 22, 2019
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Wow! Very different from prior classes. Don't have the arm strength yet but will return to this class.

LabCat
LabCat
January 22, 2019
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My arms are weak! I probably should do warm up exercises before doing this class again.

mrebhun45
mrebhun45
January 21, 2019
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Definitely challenging but just what I needed!

Marilyn K-M
Marilyn K-M
January 21, 2019
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Some wonderful challenges but I needed a few modifications, particularly on the reverse plank, where sadly I'm missing some core strength. Something to work towards and try again, more than a few times. I'll be proud when I'm stronger.

n00btorious
n00btorious
January 21, 2019
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Very challenging class. I spent more time in child's pose then doing the poses as I don't have the arm strength yet.

SarahViolet
SarahViolet
January 21, 2019
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A good class but very challenging for beginners. Something to aim for. More guidance on alignment and flow would’ve been helpful too.

kbodker
kbodker
January 21, 2019
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Had to drop out of most poses. Really shows how tough this can get

EiMertens
EiMertens
January 21, 2019
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This class didn’t really flow for me. I think I needed more instruction on proper form for most of these poses.

Pamela Hedrick
Pamela Hedrick
January 21, 2019
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This was the first one I've had to quit in the middle. It provided something for which to aim in the future, though.

DeeCoop
DeeCoop
January 21, 2019
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I had to adapt every pose on my own in order to be able to at least attempt this. Some options for those who don't have enough strength would be nice.

beesknees
beesknees
January 21, 2019
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Good class but not beginner. I do not think chaturanga & wild thing are beginner poses.

hanagalp
hanagalp
January 21, 2019
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Too challenging for me. I had to quit somewhere along the class.

jcaracino
jcaracino
January 21, 2019
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Really challenging but I have felt my core getting stronger over the last couple weeks from this challenge. My wrists hurt more than anything in some of the later positions. May need to focus on strengthening them.

Beli
Beli
January 21, 2019
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I usually pay less attention to my upper body, so this class was very good for me, even a bit challenging in some poses. Will do it again.

DKincade
DKincade
January 21, 2019
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This is great. I will bookmark it and build my arm and core strength.