How to Sit, Move and Stretch Safely

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
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Average: 4.8 (48 votes)
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Duration:
21
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06

This gentle hatha yoga class is geared toward those who are 55+ or are new to yoga. David teaches you how to sit so you feel comfortable, how to move in a way that is safe and how to stretch so you get the best out of your yoga practice. It will help to have a few blankets and/or yoga blocks nearby for this class.

Equipment: Block, Blankets
Style: Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Seniors, Yoga for Strength, Yoga for Back Care

Comments

Margaret Keel 2 months ago

Thank you so much for your generosity in providing this resource. I had to give up my regular classes some months back, because of a torn rotator cuff and hip and low back pain. These classes are ideal to allow me to 'Begin again' and prevent me from stiffening up whilst I am isolated during the health crisis. Well done David. Namaste

judyc 2 months ago

HI
Thanks for this great program. My husband and I decided to start this as part of our stay home situation right now and he had some difficulty with staff pose. He cannot seem to stay upright while trying to extend his legs. He found out just how stiff he is at the moment. I wonder how best to help him with this or what kind of modification can be made when he is in staff pose. I would appreciate any advice you have on this
thanks

David Procyshyn 2 months ago

That's common, particularly for men. Many of us have such tight hamstrings and lower back! The best thing he can do is sit up higher, on a block or folded blanket. It's best if it's firm, so he doesn't feel unstable. It's also ok if he bends his knees. In fact, it's better that he bends he knees so that he can get his back upright.

Annette23 7 months ago

Great core work! And nicely explained stretches. Wonderful.

Loved this back-to-basics class with David. Sitting with core strength is so essential throughout the day.
Plus so many 'basic' stretches, done right and in a clear, relaxed manner.
Happy I took the class, and will revisit.

Lollyb 1 year ago

Great class for lengthening and stretching the spine. Ahhhh.

singerdeb 1 year ago

I enjoyed this reminder of how my body should feel in these basic - but not simplistic - poses! Thanks!