Neutral Spine, Playful Balance

Ron Stewart
Instructor Ron Stewart
Average: 4.6 (28 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


amandamewhorter 5 months ago

Ron, the classes that you have shared, not only this one but others as well, have been instrumental during my experience of learning how to transition from doing to embodying. Thank you for sharing! <3

Joesamurai 7 months ago

You had me at Shavasana :P This was what I needed today, thank you Ron. I liked your comment too about “enjoy the sensations in your body” because so many times we don’t stop long enough to feel and enjoy, even if the sensation is uncomfortable. Off to buy a bolster!

Kristine Clemenger 9 months ago

I love this class! It has a little of everything and not too much of anything. Ron is playful and light. It feels great!

JMacDee 1 year 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 1 year 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.

JMacDee 8 months ago

Thank you Ron.
I love your concept of yoga play in this class and I approached it that way today. There are many details which revealed themselves to me this time around. I think this session will become a firm favourite. I hope you have plans to record many more!

tarastarbird 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

Sterre 1 year ago

I feel you capture the meaning of yoga in this class