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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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Francine P
Francine P
January 2, 2019
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so wonderful I feel some improvement in my posture already.

Namaste

BPruitt
BPruitt
January 2, 2019
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Good for alignment of the standing poses.

MelRu
MelRu
January 2, 2019
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Such good narrative of the alignments.

JHNabors
JHNabors
January 2, 2019
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Thank you! I needed this refresher. I forget sometimes to check alignment.

Cyoga
Cyoga
January 2, 2019
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Great beginners guide for standing poses!!

tharpin
tharpin
January 2, 2019
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Continuing with my comment on yesterday's video; I feel parts of my core waking up that I haven't found in my daily Ashtanga practice. It is good to return home to explore to reawaken, to bring back memories..
Great Class! Thank you!

Jane Johnson
Jane Johnson
January 2, 2019
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I loved this class because there was some effort but it felt manageable. I really liked using the strap to help turn the shoulder to square with the hip in standing. Thank you

wadelifton
wadelifton
January 2, 2019
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I'm appreciating the attention on core stability. Very helpful.

jogelow
jogelow
January 2, 2019
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Thank you for teaching where the limbs should be while in the warrior poses.

jenrrrr
jenrrrr
January 2, 2019
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wonderful cues for proper alignment in standing.

Beli
Beli
January 2, 2019
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This series is making me feel very good. I am finding new and better ways to keep my alignment and posture. David’s explanations are very precise

Costusya
Costusya
January 2, 2019
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I feel truly balanced and powerful after this class. Usually, I don’t like all these exercises with strap but today they felt really nice!

rachael.babuta@gmail.com
rachael.babuta@gmail.com
January 2, 2019
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This was a really good session. I like using the strap. I don't typically use it all that often in other classes that I have done but it helps my stretch and my strength feel great!

Judith62
Judith62
January 2, 2019
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Great class. I learnt a lot. More than I do at a regular yoga class. Thank you

beesknees
beesknees
January 2, 2019
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Good class! I appreciated the strap work. Thank you!

juneonthemoon
juneonthemoon
January 2, 2019
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Feeling good. Loved slowing down and drinking up those open sensations in the legs, back and pelvis. Thank you!

nskittle
nskittle
January 2, 2019
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This slower paced more precise practice really challenges the mind body connection. My favorite part is the beginning heart opener that really allows openness to receive the ensuing practice. Namaste

cacrazee51
cacrazee51
January 2, 2019
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Most precise warrior 2 I have ever done, great start to the day.

DawnH
DawnH
January 2, 2019
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Love starting the year off with these wonderful foundation classes. Thanks again, David. Namaste.

kristen52
kristen52
January 2, 2019
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Really helped with knowing how to do basic poses correctly.

masseke
masseke
January 2, 2019
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got a deeper understanding of how to be positioned for the warrior poses

EmBe
EmBe
January 2, 2019
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Thank you. I like the focus on alignment in this lesson and using the strap as a guide when it falls next to my body. David spoke slowly so I only had to pause the video one time today.
- Peace

kjo.hill
kjo.hill
January 2, 2019
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I grumbled a bit at the end of yesterday's class, thinking it was too "basic", but listening to your closing comments this morning reminded me of the value of returning to basics, and how the imprinting has benefits beyond yoga.
Thank you .

Meganbcomer
Meganbcomer
January 2, 2019
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This has helped me improve the subtle movements that really make these poses work.

naomi1
naomi1
January 2, 2019
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Great class, and one I'll return to, its so easy to do/copy poses without focusing on how the body should be positioned (and how that feels) for maximum benefit

Katspike
Katspike
January 1, 2019
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Really helpful in getting the full benefit of each pose - finding a sense of personal balance and stretch as you work through the postures. Thank you David.

shyone
shyone
January 1, 2019
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Another great class, feeling ready to get on with my day.

Heather Hutchinngs
Heather Hutchinngs
January 1, 2019
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Fantastic. I have been doing Yoga for a wee while and it is great to get back to basics and remind me, and my body, the correct way to move into the different shapes.

Sebastiantanner94
Sebastiantanner94
January 1, 2019
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I've done yesterday and todays yoga practices now and the one for sure positive thing I've noticed, that is mention at the end of this video, is the constant stability. I am a tall man and most things in the world are not catered to my size, but I have already been more aware of that. My body has been letting me know when it is not in a stable position (i.e. standing over the sink) and it has made it much easier to figure out how to stabilize myself because of these last two practices (i.e. tilting the pelvis to make my spine straight). Thanks again, David!