Maintain Alignment in Seated Poses

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.8 (165 votes)
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This class teaches fundamentals that you can carry forward to any class. David helps you understand what proper alignment feels like, helping you get the best out of every class you do.

Equipment: Strap, Block, Blankets
Style: Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga


Strongfreebold 2 months ago

Great class. I have done a fair amount of yoga, but don’t feel like I had a good grounding in the basics. And definitely getting less flexible as I get older. Looking forward to the 30 days. In quarantine now, so especially appreciate this calm energy in my room since I can’t go out.

levintherapeutics 4 months ago

Thank you I needed this! Hope to accomplish the full 30 days. Am 6 weeks out from a unilateral mastectomy and my body needs to move. This seems like a great refreshing way to get my Qi flowing again, in an appropriate to my body manner. I also have stage 4 metastatic breast cancer and I am having an awakening today that I need to have this practice again in my life to help calm all the systemic inflammation and pain, and quiet my mind. Thank you so much.

Neita 7 months ago

Thank you; This is a great class to help my knees! I'm glad I read the comments before starting the class; I would've been confused too. But every time pushing or tipping the pelvis was mentioned, in my mind I would say: "the top" of the pelvis and it all worked wonderfully!

FancyFeetFifty 8 months ago

Could someone please clarify the alignment of the tailbone/pelvis for the backbends? He is saying "tuck your tailbone", which makes me think push it forward. But then he says "push your pelvis back", which is the other way. I don't want to proceed until I understand this. Thanks in adavance.

debkiger 8 months ago

Same question! And David, your answer below still has me confused. Tilt forward and tuck your tailbone are the same motion for me. Tilt pelvis back, in my brain, is moving tailbone back. Which is it?! Thanks for being patient.

David Procyshyn 8 months ago

Good question. The intention is to tilt the pelvis back with the backbend, so the tailbone is tucking down and forward and the top of the pelvis is shifting back. This is encouraged so that the lower back doesn't do all of the backbending (the pelvis does some of it too by tilting back).

FancyFeetFifty 8 months ago

Thank you so much, David. I also looked up some diagrams of the skeletal system, and your instructions make perfect sense now. Thank you so much for your reply.

GAIASOURCED 9 months ago

Thank you for the reminder and very detailed instructions :) I always feel safe doing your classes. Yes new labels for the classes would be fantastic.