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Maintain Alignment in Standing Poses

Beginner II
Understanding alignment is one of the most important aspects of yoga. It can be the difference between feeling good and experiencing pain after a yoga class. In this class, David teaches you how to maintain alignment in some of yoga's more common standing poses.
Equipment:
  • Strap
  • Block
  • Blankets

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Jimbob
Jimbob
January 4, 2019
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Great. I really appreciate the detailed instruction. Very helpful.

hldrye
hldrye
January 4, 2019
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This was nice! I enjoyed the pace and could tell that I am starting to understand the specific alignment needed!

KaCee51
KaCee51
January 4, 2019
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I have actually done yoga classes 1-2 times a week in the past but have not done a regular practise for awhile. This is perfect to start with correct alignment, makes the practise more challenging and safer at the same time.
Thank-You

Coaching
Coaching
January 4, 2019
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This class was harder than I expected it to be but I felt a stability in these poses that I've never felt before and an awareness of where and how to correct to get that. Thank you!

Solacvert
Solacvert
January 4, 2019
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Great class. I learned that my legs haven't been spread far enough apart on warrior ll. I will be bringing my strap with me on future classes to check my alignment. I always learn so much from David.

perfecta25
perfecta25
January 4, 2019
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Great for building strength and flexibility in the glutes and hip flexors as well as the hips! Thank you!

dstorey821
dstorey821
January 4, 2019
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Stellar class as always from David. I really love the imagery that he implores to help achieve proper alignment.

Maryanndd
Maryanndd
January 4, 2019
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Thank you - feeling empowered, stabile yet relaxed.

LilySavage
LilySavage
January 4, 2019
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The basics are tough when done right! Excellent review and my legs are more sore than I thought they'd be.

DeeCoop
DeeCoop
January 3, 2019
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All right. It's going to take more than 1 half hour to break my decades long habit of throwing my rib cage forward. I tried really hard though!

Epplr1996
Epplr1996
January 3, 2019
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Good reminders of pelvic position and core stability

Payorks
Payorks
January 3, 2019
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Really enjoyed this class. I find the use of the straps very helpful to maintain the correct position. I also enjoy the relaxation at the end too.

eloveland
eloveland
January 3, 2019
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wow, great practice yet again. Amazing how something as basic as mountain pose and warrior 1 and 2 really tax the body when going so slowly and making sure everything is in proper alignment. I wish I had this class years ago when I first started yoga, I would not have to unlearn all the bad habits now. Thanks so much! Can't wait for the next one!

wayfarer
wayfarer
January 3, 2019
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very detailed and thorough. Was a bit slow for me, with little variation, however it is an excellent introduction for anyone just starting yoga, with all the information you need to get those foundation poses correct.

JulietEccleston
JulietEccleston
January 3, 2019
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good to continue to remind me about correct position... definitely need the reminders

kebeyer
kebeyer
January 3, 2019
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Learned today that I have very tight hamstrings! Great class!

saidababuchanda
saidababuchanda
January 3, 2019
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Good one, need to know different parts like glutes, pelvis etc to do these effectively

epurcell
epurcell
January 3, 2019
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I appreciate the slow and detailed instructions of this class. Although, I too was left wanting a bit more.

MC Lessard
MC Lessard
January 3, 2019
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It was good but left me wanting more. Another pose or two to add a bit of fun or energy would have been nice.

MC Lessard
MC Lessard
January 3, 2019
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Great class David! I'm having a hard time with the subtle movements of lifting the knees and pushing the thighs back or inward...I'm not even sure what you said. :-) Can you pls help? TY

BeckiJane
BeckiJane
January 3, 2019
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Busy mind today - felt myself drifting away a little. Regardless, lovely and simple instructions. I could really feel myself grounding down into my legs. Thank you.

ajtroski
ajtroski
January 3, 2019
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I loved the use of the strap to be mindful of alignment.

Kissameski
Kissameski
January 3, 2019
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The simple instructions and style ensure a good understanding of some basic and important poses. A great foundation to build upon with future classes.

byootie
byootie
January 2, 2019
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I really like how this builds on the previous video and all the pieces are coming together. Thanks David!

annavansickle
annavansickle
January 2, 2019
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Thank you for a great class - makes a person be aware of their body.

Janed
Janed
January 2, 2019
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I appreciate the attention to detail in the poses.

mccleafh
mccleafh
January 2, 2019
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great to feel myself stabilize more in standing positions

Kkbuckey
Kkbuckey
January 2, 2019
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Thank you for another great class. I feel my posture improving immediately.

turnersusmc
turnersusmc
January 2, 2019
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I always enjoy David's clear concise instructions. A very simple class to dial in standing poses.

julie_bird
julie_bird
January 2, 2019
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It’s really nice to slow down and feel the poses verses flowing through them

julie_bird
julie_bird
January 2, 2019
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It’s really nice to slow down and feel the poses verses flowing through them

mrebhun45
mrebhun45
January 2, 2019
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Today's session was really relaxing. My lower half will thank you

leslie42363
leslie42363
January 2, 2019
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Good class. Moved a little too quickly between poses for this newbie to keep up but that’s what pause is for, right? Will do again for sure.

Cindy76
Cindy76
January 2, 2019
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Another awesome class on proper alignment! Much gratitude

kitty-kat
kitty-kat
January 2, 2019
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This was another great class. I loved the warrior poses.

Mits
Mits
January 2, 2019
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I feel great after this, Thank you!

n00btorious
n00btorious
January 2, 2019
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Clear prompts breathe new life into familiar poses. Feeling the stability integrate into my body feels fantastic!