Hatha Yoga for Beginners: Better Balance

Beginner II

Improve your strength and balance with beginner yoga poses that help you focus, strengthen your foundation and calm your mind. Melissa's encouraging style of guidance will help you move through the more difficult poses with ease, as you learn to find balance even when it feels as though it may be impossible.

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smitelf
March 14, 2021
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Fantastic class. My back feels amazing after this. Going to be a favorite!

EvaMargita
June 8, 2020
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One omment here - I cannot see half moon pose as a beginners pose and also warrior 3 is more difficult and when it is moving like here even more so. I believe that this set should be labelled intermediate .

MyndyGee
September 5, 2019
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Wonderful starting point for my intro to yoga at 60 years of age!

sng4ever
February 23, 2019
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Great to remind yogis of breath work and core work when balancing!

zayakduck@gmail.com
January 25, 2019
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I love the core sequences in the beginning as you prepare to work on the balances. As someone with a lot of back issues, I found this very helpful! Thank you, Melissa for sharing this practice. Your clear instructions make it possible for me to listen and complete the work without having to shift my gaze or open my eyes (if they're closed.) :)

jhonirae
October 26, 2017
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I thank you for the information! I was looking for and could not find. You helped me!

aliceglass97
October 2, 2017
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This made me feel relaxed yet energized at the same time. Her clear instructions made it easy to follow and she has such a calming voice.

SherryD
May 24, 2017
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Felt so calm and 'doable' because of the fabulous instruction. Thank you.

Michele72
March 27, 2017
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That was incredible. After balancing one million things and one all day at work I felt drawn to balance things out on the mat as well. Thank you so much. I will definitely do this video again.

LadySI
March 3, 2017
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Thank you! Melisa's good explanations and calming voice help me to achieve more than usual.

icyii
October 1, 2016
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Very calming, wonderful instruction, thank you very much Melissa!

luannmcvey
August 23, 2016
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Thank you for yet another inspiring practice, Melissa. I always learn from your precise cuing, calm voice, and integrated sequences, but the balance practice is especially helpful to me as a teacher and practitioner of yoga. Namaste!

hardymem
August 14, 2016
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Loved it so relaxing and made me feel so thankful to have blood flowing through my veins.

AyKaySmith
August 4, 2016
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After this class, I could feel my whole body sparkle!
Thanks for another great practice, Melissa.

mateekaq
March 23, 2016
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Melissa is the absolute best...really enjoyed this class.

cmsolinsky
February 28, 2016
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I love all of Melissa's classes - she is such a calming teacher and guides you through her classes so easily. Thank you for sharing you gift of teaching with all of us!

pjd1954
February 18, 2016
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I struggle with balancing poses. I actually feel hopeful after taking this online class. Melissa has a very calm voice and the fact that she is not perfect makes her even more reassuring to me. Can't wait to do another of her classes!

pjd1954
February 18, 2016
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I really enjoyed my practice. The instructor has a very calm and reassuring voice. She moves through the practice with ease. She is inspiring!

Meggybear
January 16, 2016
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Thanks for a great ease into my day. I'm nursing a rotator cuff injury, I choose this class because i am avoiding raising my arm overhead and thought a balance class might be less upper body. It was a good choice, thanks Melissa. Do you have any suggestions on modifying over head movements or downward dog. I just didn't raise my injured arm over head during this class and child's pose when the downward dogs were in sequence. It worked well and i was happy to do my yoga without pain. I wondered if you might know a downward dog modification for shoulder injury?

sarah.brown
January 7, 2016
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This is the 1st video from this website that I've watched. I am a runner healing IT band inflammation. The cause of which may be some balance deficits. I really enjoyed this video. As a yoga newbie, I was surprised and excited to see some of the movements my PT has prescribed.

helenrand
December 6, 2015
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Melissa's classes are always my favourite! thank you :)

123abcpaws
November 28, 2015
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I just love her teaching, it is so soothing and well known.

suzanne flowerday
November 26, 2015
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I love your style of teaching. It suits me perfectly. I am going to gradually heal my lower back pain with your classes. Thanks

eruvande
November 16, 2015
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I always feel so calm and stretched and sure of myself after one of Melissa's practices. This video truly is great for beginners, but that doesn't mean that you won't work and get results.

alissamedero
November 14, 2015
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She is my favorite!! Well explained, relaxing, with a challenge. Perfect!

jasv17
November 12, 2015
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Great and soft flow, all asanas are well explained, thanks for sharing, i will follow you more often, namaste.

Cadge
November 2, 2015
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I have struggled with my balance ever since I experienced a stroke 4 years ago, the minute my head turns to the side, especially if my body is turned or in a twist I am lost! Melissa was the first person I took a doyogawithme class with, about 18 months ago ,and I love her gentle voice and encouraging manner. I never feel inadequate as she is always reminding me how we are all different and for some modifications need to be made. This class has been extremely helpful in helping me to be better balanced, I am even finding tree pose is no longer impossible for me, at least some of the time!! I will keep working on my balance poses with Melissa's help and hopefully even half moon will be available to me in the not too distant future. .