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Maintain Alignment in a Hatha Flow Class

Beginner II
This slow-paced, hatha flow class is the perfect transition from learning alignment in your poses to a class that flows more from one pose to the next. David makes this class accessible to all levels, while emphasizing yoga's fundamental principles.
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n00btorious
n00btorious
January 8, 2019
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Pure pleasure flow! Reinforcing the elements introduced in other alignment classes the prompts and reminders here made for feelings of success and of starting to get what it's all about.

dstorey821
dstorey821
January 8, 2019
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Wonderful class, very much a challenge to incorporate the proper alignment in a flow class. This will be one I revisit often. As always thanks to David for the remarkable lessons.

Asia1958
Asia1958
January 8, 2019
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I really ejoyed today's class.David is leading with such knowledge of the topic.
Thanks again.

Coaching
Coaching
January 8, 2019
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Loved the way this class tied in the learnings of the previous classes. Was harder but feeling that I am learning and improving and finding certain poses easier to hold now!

hanagalp
hanagalp
January 8, 2019
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This class is a quick flow. This was too much for me. It is classified under gentle yoga. I am not sure this classification is correct.

MC Lessard
MC Lessard
January 8, 2019
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This class made me appreciate the time we spent on the fundamentals. ;-)

naomi1
naomi1
January 8, 2019
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It all came together so well after the previous classes, thank you!

bronwynhegarty
bronwynhegarty
January 7, 2019
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Fabulous. I loved the flow and dynamic nature of the class. Great instructions David.

Kkbuckey
Kkbuckey
January 7, 2019
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One full week into the challenge! This class was more challenging than I anticipated. Enjoyed trying to put everything together from the earlier classes. Thank you

Epplr1996
Epplr1996
January 7, 2019
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Nice way to combine things we’ve learned so far and start moving along in flows.

mtngirl
mtngirl
January 7, 2019
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Great class, alignment really coming together, thank you

byootie
byootie
January 7, 2019
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Wonderful class! I love how this put everything we've learned together in a short class. Namaste.

Jimbob
Jimbob
January 7, 2019
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Great class. So good in fact that I think I will go through this series of classes again.

Janed
Janed
January 7, 2019
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Felt a little tired today so appreciate a shorter but energizing class

beesknees
beesknees
January 7, 2019
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Good class! I appreciate the progression of each class and the progression within the class itself. Thank you!

Sebastiantanner94
Sebastiantanner94
January 7, 2019
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What a way to bring it all together! I may have to go through that series all over again! Thank you, David. I truly feel like I have a new understanding of the poses in a way that I didn't before. The concept of bringing the pelvis forward during warrior 2 was new and it felt so good!
I have a hard time still understand what you mean when you talk about bringing the thighs out in that pose (the standing, warrior 2). Maybe I just missed it in the previous videos, but if you have any advice on that I'd be grateful.

David Procyshyn
David Procyshyn
January 8, 2019
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Happy to hear that, Sebastian! To answer your question, everything comes back to the alignment basics. Remember when we put the strap around the thighs and the block between the knees. The goal is to keep that same energy in your legs no matter what you are doing. The purpose is to align the joints, encourage stability and the effort that you need to get a good stretch and to create length in the limbs. So imagine that the strap and block are still there, while in warrior 2. You're squeezing the thighs into the block, pressing them out into the strap and pressing them back to straighten them. In this case, though, the tendency is for the back thigh to collapse down and the knee to bend, so you need to put a little extra energy into lifting the back thigh (pressing it into the strap) and straightening it (pressing the thigh back). All of this while keeping the front knee over the ankle (so pressing the front thigh out as though it's against a wall).
Let me know if that all makes sense.

Meganbcomer
Meganbcomer
January 7, 2019
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Great expansion of the skills we have learned so far. I learned new ways to deepen the familiar yoga poses.

kebeyer
kebeyer
January 7, 2019
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Wonderful class. Really felt it in the thighs.

cfmesq
cfmesq
January 7, 2019
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I've been doing yoga for years, and yet I learned SO much from these alignment classes. Thank you for including them in the challenge.

Jeneba54
Jeneba54
January 7, 2019
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What a wonderful teacher! I have already learned so much in these first few classes. Thank you!

JHNabors
JHNabors
January 7, 2019
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Nice flow! I feel that my alignment is improving

Costusya
Costusya
January 7, 2019
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Really liked the flow! I feel fresh and energised

Costusya
Costusya
January 7, 2019
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Really liked the flow! I feel fresh and energised

Jane Johnson
Jane Johnson
January 7, 2019
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I felt totally energized after doing this class. Being a complete beginner, I was amazed (and motivated) by how I was able to keep up. Thank you.

Pamela Hedrick
Pamela Hedrick
January 7, 2019
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As always, the gradual step-by-step makes all of this possible for me. Thank you!

Payorks
Payorks
January 7, 2019
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I enjoyed the increased pace of today’s class. I feel like my core is getting stronger already.

Katspike
Katspike
January 7, 2019
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Really enjoyed this class - found it energising after a long day at work. Exciting to begin to be able to put together the different postures and get a sense of flow.

jenrrrr
jenrrrr
January 7, 2019
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This flow was just what I needed today. I love the reminder of finding the balance between tension and release.

Mits
Mits
January 7, 2019
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Thank you for this class. it was a good reminder

Beli
Beli
January 7, 2019
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Great progression from the three first classes. I was already looking forward to one of David’s nice flows. I am much more aware of my posture and allignment now.