Hatha Yoga for Better Posture

Beginner I

Melissa takes you through a gentle hatha yoga class that helps you understand what good posture feels like and teaches you how to improve posture through certain exercises and stretches. It serves as a posture corrector, moving you from bad posture to good posture while emphasizing core strength and proper breathing.



Existing Comments

June 28, 2020

Super practice. Will be coming back to it often.

April 27, 2020

This class really helped my back to feel much more open and relaxed, thank you!

November 7, 2019

A simple, extremely helpful class. Melissa's note on facing the palms forward in mountain pose and why and how that helps the posture is one of my many big takeaways. A standard pose but one that I hadn't realized I needed to correct until I did this class. Despite it being a beginner class, I think different levels would find this one useful in different ways.

March 11, 2019

This has been one of my favorite Doyogowithme videos for a long time. I hadn't watched it in a few months, though, so I was surprised to watch it today and find that this is apparently a different version of the video that has a blooper in it! Around the 9:30 mark, a moment that used to be edited out has made its way back in.

Still, this is a wonderful practice!

July 3, 2018

Perfect practice. I constantly struggle to open my chest and shoulders and neck. I never knew to keep my chin lower than forehead when on my back. I always learn through your classes. Definitely a favorite. Keeping correct posture helps so much with my neck and shoulder pain. Thank you Melissa! Would pilates help with the strength training you mentioned for the upper back?

Melissa Krieger
July 4, 2018

Hi! I would totally recommend a Pilates class for strengthening your neck and upper back! There are some classes on the site that may be a good but you may also benefit from an in person class where you can get corrections.

July 4, 2018

Thanks Melissa - I am looking into Pilates (maybe with the reformer) to supplement my yoga practice. Yes, I like to go to live studio classes in addition to this site, to get corrections.

April 18, 2018

Loved this flow! It was SLOW and deep . Felt like 5 minutes !! Thank you for a beautiful practice. Fabulous stretch with a smidgen
of work. Just the way this yogi needs it right now!

March 27, 2017

This was the perfect thing for me today. My posture feels stronger and there's more openness across my whole body. Thank you so much!

Peter Goodier
December 1, 2016

Thanks for the very enjoyable class. Can you share the name of the piece of music?

October 28, 2016

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October 20, 2016

Thank you so much! What a wonderful class. My posture felt so much better afterwards and I didn't feel as though I was forcing it. I also loved the long meditation time. Thank you.

Deborah Lilly
October 10, 2016

Delicious Melissa and mellifluous. Excellent for my nervous system which was very compromised after much dental work yesterday. So soothing, and thank you for the extra bits of information which inspires. I'll enjoy this as a regular practice.

Glynis Redford
October 3, 2016

Hi Melissa
I started your classes ( and others) on here a few months ago and started to feel really good but then became lazy again etc. However I have just done this class to 'get me going' again and I feel amazing - I have Scoliosis and this class feels particularly great for me in every way. Thankyou SO much and I will pay some money soon!

October 1, 2016

Struggle with poor posture. Loved this and the realistic explanations. I'll be back tomorrow.

August 14, 2016

Melissa explains what you are trying to accomplish with the postures, which makes it easier to focus on doing each move properly. I plan to return to this video frequently.

Namaste, Melissa.

August 4, 2016

This will be my 'go to' video when I need a restful, peaceful practice. Thank you Melissa!

August 3, 2016

Loved this class:) My yoga teacher is on holidays and I really miss my weekly postnatal session with her but this class was just gorgeous, just what I needed. Thank you:)

July 5, 2016

I loved this class, especially the extra stretches for shoulders and back. Melissa is always my favourite teacher, so clear and so calm.

June 22, 2016

Wonderful direction. The cues helped me engage and relax my tired muscles in more depth. That was both difficult and extremely relaxing. Thank you.

May 29, 2016

Enjoyed this practice the day after a very hard paddling session in my kayak - great for loosening and opening my shoulders in a gentle way.

May 27, 2016

The instructor is wonderful. Not a fast paced class, it was very relaxing with a long period at the end that is simply lying on the mat. It was a nice stretch for several parts of the body.

May 17, 2016

Thank you, I was able to relax and unwind and look forward to really finding my core and to able to live my life.
I will give a donation as soon as I can.


May 16, 2016

As always, great video. Even though a lot of the poses are the same throughout the Beginner videos, I like when special attention is paid to every aspect of even the (seemingly) simple ones, like Mountain Pose. It helps me increase my body awareness and reap the full benefits of each pose. Thank you so much for this video and all the others.