Hatha Yoga for Arm Strength

Difficulty: 
Beginner
Style: 
Hatha Yoga
Yoga for Strength
Duration: 
27:15
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Average: 4.7 (62 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.

Equipment: 
Strap

Comments

Beautiful
rachaelross 10 hours 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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'!

I was tired too!
Anastasia Hange... 2 weeks ago

Thanks Melanie - I appreciate your comments. Glad I sounded so calm, because I was definitely a little out of breath! You should be able to find your comments right under the classes you left them in if you are logged in.

Great workout, but as the
kleigh6 2 months ago

Great workout, but as the other comments also seem to suggest (which was very validating and comforting for my own practice) I really recommend this be noted as an intermediate class. So beginners don't get frustrated with themselves and get scared away from the beautiful practice of yoga!

Alternate suggestions?
jeanh1969 3 months ago

I am a true beginner with little upper body strength. I made it through about minute 17 (with some modifications before that). Any thoughts on other classes on this site that could get me some upper body strength sufficient to get through minute 27 of this class?

developing upper body strength
Anastasia Hange... 2 months ago

hello! First, good for you for trying this class as a true beginner - it really does challenge arm strength. My first suggestion is to look at the comments below - another yogi asked for modifications and I suggested some that will help. Or maybe you tried them... I would also say simply to just go into child's post whenever you need a rest and pick up with the rest of the class when you feel ready. You might also try David's class: Hatha Yoga for the Hands, Arms and Shoulders. Good luck!

slayed me
rainbreau 3 months ago

Damn girl, now I know how you got those beautiful arms... I'ma do this EVERYDAY!

A terrific work out
Johnnyk 4 months ago

Anastasia makes it look so easy and I just about hung in with her! :)thankyou!

Great sequence for the arms but...
gypsyrasa 5 months ago

It would be great if there were modifications offered for chaturanga and side plank, perhaps some sequencing before the full expression of those postures. Particularly as this class is labeled beginner and I thought it would be a place for me to build strength in order to be able to eventually get into the full expression of those arm and shoulder challenging postures. The entire sequence flows beautifully.