Hatha Yoga for Beginners: Better Balance

Melissa Krieger
Instructor Melissa Krieger
Average: 4.8 (145 votes)
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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.

Equipment: Block
Style: Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga


cmsolinsky 5 years ago

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 5 years ago

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 5 years ago

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 5 years ago

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 5 years ago

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 5 years ago

Melissa's classes are always my favourite! thank you :)

123abcpaws 5 years ago

I just love her teaching, it is so soothing and well known.

suzanne flowerday 5 years ago

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 5 years ago

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.