Playing the Edge

Playing the Edge

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Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.4 (94 votes)
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This Hatha yoga class is about Playing the Edge - exploring the point at which you feel the stretch. It begins with Sun Salutations, then flows into a challenging floor sequence that includes twists, binds, side bends.... an awesome full body opening! It finishes with an 11-minute relaxation.

Equipment: Strap
Style: Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga


My most favourite yoga
Olechka 7 months ago

My most favourite yoga sequence ever, including the music. Thank you David!

Keep stretching and strengthening towards intermediate
NatalieNZ 9 months ago

Yay! This is my first intermediate class and it went very well.
I started with David’s tutorial s, tried some other instructors as well (Melissa in particular) and now after one year - have the confidence to move beyond beginner to intermediate.
Thank you DYWM from the depths of my increasingly stronger core!

After a difficult week which
Crownee23 11 months ago

After a difficult week which left stressed, anxious and emotionally strung out this class brought me wonderful relaxation. I loved the music! It made the fast paced sun salutations fun and my savasana felt deeper. Thank you David! Namaste from Switzerland

Great for tight back muscles/back pain!
Wilddatura 1 year ago

I have chronic back muscle tightness and pain, and this felt like it touched on every sore muscle back there. I learned a few new stretches I will do regularly and just hold them for long periods of time to really release my back. I think you do need to have some degree of flexibility to benefit the most from this practice, but for those not there yet- hang in there, it will come! I am usually always pro-music in the classes, but I agree with some of the comments I read here- I felt like the percussive sounds at the end were a little jarring. I'd be very relaxed and then a louder drum sound would startle me out of my relaxation a little bit. Perhaps fade the percussion towards the end? Thanks so much- wonderful class.

No Options
percevial0815 1 year ago

This class was frustrating based on where I am. I am following the beginner to intermediate plan, but I have no idea how to modify any of the floor poses. Even if I were more flexible, some of the poses are impossible for someone my larger frame. First class I have been disappointed with.

Re: Modification
David Procyshyn 1 year ago

Thanks for the feedback. Yes, you're right about this class not having modifications. When we plan out a class in advance, we decide whether to emphasize an un-interrupted flow, or making it accessible to the greatest number of people by providing modifications. We went with the former in this class. I'm sorry you didn't have a positive experience.

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Viktorija 1 year ago

Yoga is not just about stretching or flexibility. It is about listening to your body. It is about self-transformation - flexibility is not a goal in itself . Just be in the pose which is on the edge of your comfort. Listen to your body. Your edge is your own play. Just your own and no one''s else. Your body will never be frustrated - it is your mind which tricks you into frustration. Your body will find its way. Yoga is not about stretching - it is about the process. Wishing you peace.

I have done Power/Vinyasa
vibrant 1 year ago

I have done Power/Vinyasa very regularly for a few years now, and I was beginning to get distracted or bored in classes. I enjoyed this class with David very much. For me and my active mind, the yang quality at the beginning of this class was exactly what I needed. The music kept my mind occupied letting my body progress past a few edges in the beginning sequences. The music naturally receded into a calm yin state. I would agree that folks with questionable knee cartilages would need to be aware in the seated sequence. As long as I keep my "toes up" (ankles dorsiflexed) whenever possible, and smoothly progressed into David's consistent extension counterposes, the knees had no complaints! :)

Lisayvonne 1 year ago

This was frustrating and not good for sore knees and ankles. And the music was really stressfull. But I still enjoyed it, and had to work on accepting not being able to do everything easily. So... a better practice for my mind and self-acceptance than for my body, at least today.

Thank you
Netami 1 year ago

Thank you David, this is a wonderful class, as well as the whole website.
Just one little thing - I find music a very subjective, personal choice. I found it hard to fully concentrate with this music, and especially relaxing at the end.
Perhaps you could offer the classes with an option of no music at all?
Silence is great, I think yoga doesn't need any help :)
Thanks again, namaste.