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Maintain Alignment in Seated Poses

Beginner II
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
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SuzeC
SuzeC
November 4, 2022
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Great reminders for positioning and revealing inconsistencies during the postures! Crooked feet!

KJAL
KJAL
October 7, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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Wow, what a calm, calming and thorough class. I appreciated everything about it. Thank you so much David

tklee
tklee
September 22, 2022
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Such a great stretch for me! My body gets tight really quickly. It takes ages to get to a place where I can do downward dog with feet on the floor. This was super helpful in feeling strong and able to do the poses.

Annemariebowen
Annemariebowen
June 5, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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A great introduction and foundation to the practice. David pays attention to body sensation and awareness and feeling good

wondergiada
wondergiada
January 26, 2022
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Bellissimo! I really appreciated the attention to details in this yoga class. It reminded me of Iyengar yoga which I love and find it is so beneficial to having a good base for following any other kind of yoga practice! thanks again! Namaste <3

lisaellen
lisaellen
December 30, 2021
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Thank you, David. That class was perfect for me. I intend to get back into a yoga practice after years of physical difficulties and this practice was a really good start. I am amazed at how hard some of the poses were for me to hold! But I feel great, somehow revived, and I intend to practice every day no matter how much time I have to put into it!
Namaste!

cmbush
cmbush
November 22, 2021
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Wonderful class David. Thank you 🙏

goatladyofthemountain@gmail.com
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November 21, 2021
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A wonderful foundation lesson for beginners. It was a difficult class for me, my muscles feel revived. Thank you for your instruction.

levintherapeutics
levintherapeutics
April 25, 2021
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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
Neita
January 25, 2021
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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
FancyFeetFifty
December 30, 2020
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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.

David Procyshyn
David Procyshyn
January 4, 2021
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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).

debkiger
debkiger
January 16, 2021
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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.

GAIASOURCED
GAIASOURCED
December 6, 2020
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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.

Larissa311
Larissa311
November 13, 2020
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Wonderful class! It flew by. Thank you so much. Namaste

MaryRose Metcalfe
MaryRose Metcalfe
November 8, 2020
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A great way to start this 7-day challenge. It is all about alignment and it is good to be constantly reminded of this. I love how the block between me legs gives me strength and supports my knees to.

Thanks David.

oakhazel
oakhazel
October 1, 2020
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Excellent class David, thank you.
Just wondering if you could apply the new class labels (e,g, beginner II etc) to the challenges. I have been doing yoga for 20 years but due to health problems I had to stick to beginner classes which was frustrating as well. The new labels have helped with that.

SMZalokar
SMZalokar
September 22, 2020
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Happy to have found this lovely class. It is great to come back to foundation and alignment form time to time.

Myra Chippett
Myra Chippett
July 6, 2020
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This Class was awesome; physically educational (if that makes sense. I love how you teach your classes with such ease.
Thank You. You make Yoga easier.

Lkpalmer1@gmail.com
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June 27, 2020
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What am I doing wrong? When I lie back on the roll so that my heart is lifted then my shoulders are in the air, when I roll to get them on the ground it is super uncomfortable because the roll is under my rib cage below my bra strap and that is super unpleasant. The roll is about 3 in. Tall so not too big? Please help

David Procyshyn
David Procyshyn
June 27, 2020
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Hi there. 3 inches is a good thickness. Try placing your shoulder blades right on top of the roll and be ok with the shoulders being off the ground. Wiggle around a bit to make some final adjustments if you need to. Let me know how that goes.

MacoyM
MacoyM
June 5, 2020
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I just become a sustaining member today. Although I have been following DoYogaWithMe on YouTube since quarantine. I feel that I will benefit more if I go directly to the website and create a session i.e. 14 day, 21 day challenge etc.. from start to end rather than picking some on YouTube whatever is available. I admire David & Fiji for challenging me and hope to keep up with the classes.

MaryRose Metcalfe
MaryRose Metcalfe
November 8, 2020
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You will find your membership with DYWM is money well spent. The challenges keep you focused and if you should have a question or concern, you will get a response in about 2 days or less. This is such great network. And no commercials!

MaryRose Metcalfe
MaryRose Metcalfe
May 22, 2020
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Thanks David. I’ve been just doing restorative yoga for the past couple of months due to an injury and I thought I would come back to Alignment once more. I love how the block between my legs gives me this alignment and strength. Looking forward to completing this 7-day challenge.

Shineystar
Shineystar
May 12, 2020
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Really great.....the image of lifting the heart will stay with me!!

Virginia Rego
Virginia Rego
May 4, 2020
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I ca n finally sit comfortably in staff pose thanks to the cueing. And, as someone else said in an earlier comment, the camel pose felt good with the cueing whereas before it hurt. Thanks David!

Shelduck
Shelduck
April 14, 2020
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I did this last night and I can feel it in my body this morning - my body is settling in to a good posture much more easily. I will be coming back to this regularly. Thank you David!

Jane Johnson
Jane Johnson
September 30, 2019
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Monday. A great kickstart to the week when I was too tired to decide which beginner class to start up again. Saw your email for a 7-day hatha yoga class. Just what I needed. Blood is pumping. Feel invigorated yet calm now. Thank you.

arjayer
arjayer
May 17, 2019
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This class and the "Maintain alignment in standing poses" are two excellent go to's when I've not been as consistent with my practice for a few weeks. Coming back to these two fundamental classes always bring my body into alignment and subsequent practices feel much more grounded with intention. Thank you all for this resource, it has truly been instrumental in my yoga journey at home at such great value. Namaste!

Leela
Leela
February 18, 2019
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Have had hip surgery few years ago for shredding ligaments, torn labrum etc. I need to get stronger, its just not the same. I took this just thinking ‘alignment’ in general for my back, but wanted to tell you this class is amazing for my hips and getting them straight. I get so frustrated cuz i want things like they were and get impatient, but i hung in there and this will really help me. I stayed at my edge without jamming anything, I think the props really helped, Just wanted to let you know.

agilpwd
agilpwd
February 17, 2019
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I did the Senior challenge last month. My first yoga ever. Enjoyed it, but found a lot a little too low key. Decided to try this one . I was away first half of Feb. so just now getting to start. Wow! Big step from Senior Challenge, but if this first class was indicative, it will kick my b*tt, but be very good for me. I will keep revisiting the arthritis exercises in Senior for hands and feet though. Love those and they are great for keeping pain at bay and helping keep me flexible .

So glad I did the one year subscription, even though I am new to yoga. It gave me the incentive to keep it up at the beginning and now I am loving these classes. Love David. : )

Decorbeck
Decorbeck
January 27, 2019
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Great class for me to make sure I was aligned correctly

Mamanp
Mamanp
January 26, 2019
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Excellent re-entry class having been away for a long time.

Mamanp
Mamanp
January 26, 2019
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Thanks, David.
I've been away for a while and this was just what I needed.

Amazon2010
Amazon2010
January 21, 2019
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When the practice started I did not like the instructor but by the end I really enjoyed his calm energy.
Great 1st class of my 30 day challenge!

lumi28788
lumi28788
January 19, 2019
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I was worried initially about a 50 minute course, piew. I've never yoga'd for so long, but David made time fly by, and I feel so good right now. Can't wait for the next day.

adalexander
adalexander
January 15, 2019
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These poses were much more difficult than they looked--as with many of the poses in yoga. A wonderful class as always, with great instruction and a calming voice. Thanks so much, David.

Monica Semington
Monica Semington
January 9, 2019
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It took me 9 days to start the challenge and I am glad to be active again!
Love this class! Gentle and motivating.
Thanks David!

Monica Semington
Monica Semington
January 9, 2019
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It took me 9 days to start the challenge and I am glad to be active again!
Love this class! Gentle and motivating.
Thanks David!

Monica Semington
Monica Semington
January 9, 2019
Comment:

It took me 9 days to start the challenge and I am glad to be active again!
Love this class! Gentle and motivating.
Thanks David!