Neutral Spine, Playful Balance

Ron Stewart
Instructor Ron Stewart
Average: 4.6 (21 votes)
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Ron helps you find and maintain a neutral spine as you play with twists, forward folds, side bends and balancing poses in this class delivered in trademark style!

Equipment: Bolster
Style: Hatha Yoga


JMacDee 2 months ago

Hi Ron,
I love this class.
When you have us go from downward dog to one leg DD and then balance one arm to the side, is it OK if my standing foot turns in? I have difficulty keeping it parallel to the mat with my upper leg twisting that much. The balance is hard but I can do it on one side without falling over.
Thank you,

Ron Stewart 2 months ago

Hi James
Thank you for taking the time to write!
This part of the class is less technique and more play, and... now as I try it, I love the challenge of keeping that standing foot parallel, but it doesn't have to or need to. I think if we are leading with the leg, reaching until the hand naturally lifts, we are so far into the transition toward flipping the dog that the standing foot has already started its transition so that foot turning in is pretty natural.

tarastarbird 2 months ago

Love the playfulness, sensuality and freedom this practice offers. Really nice, lengthy, silent savasana at the end to integrate. Thanks again, Ron. Namaste.

Maggie333 2 months ago

Great class with a wonderful teacher. Ron uses non-traditional sequencing with great effects. As other people have noted, Ron's personality and directions are on-point and very enjoyable. Fully recommended!

ClairS 3 months ago

"spray your heart" and "let your bones float" Lovely words to help you truly feel your body
thanks Ron x

Sterre 3 months ago

I feel you capture the meaning of yoga in this class

JMacDee 4 months ago

Another wonderful class with Ron, I wish it were longer. Great attention to detail and, as always, so good to be outside (I wish I were). Thank you

LLove 4 months ago

I really appreciate that Ron gives enough time for Sivasana at the end of the class. With most classes, I have to pause the video at the end in order to have an adequate amount of time to assimilate the practice, but Ron always gives time for this important part of Yoga.

sng4ever 4 months ago

Ron provides a really nice practice for the spine and awareness of the spine through various postures/poses.
This is a FEEL good practice and Ron's wonderful personality makes this a practice you will want to come back to again and again!

Sachi.M 4 months ago

Relaxing, calming, uplifting and instructive. Ron has a unique style which I really connected with.