Prana Pumps

Beginner II

The gentle hatha yoga class brings energy into the body, strength and flexibility into the spine and is great for bone density. It's one of our great 'yoga quickies', for those times when you only have 10 or 15 minutes to spare.

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jiij
jiij
December 29, 2021
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I have been doing this class for years as a little pick me up or prep for more yoga and it's great. It gives me energy, helps me focus on good form, and primes me for more yoga or even a hike. It may not have a full wind down but not every class needs to have the same formula-- especially the ones meant to be quickies. Thanks!

estherggg
estherggg
December 28, 2018
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Nice little series, well cued, but I can't lift both my arms straight out in front of me for superman. I can lift one at a time in that pose, but somehow not both. Are there exercises I can do to strengthen whatever muscles I need to do this?

ByrdBergeron
ByrdBergeron
November 7, 2018
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I wanted to do this in the morning to wake me up, but being on the floor so much put me back to sleep.

pamato
pamato
August 22, 2018
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Great instruction and context - powerful moves but didn't hurt my joints. Perfect!

LLove
LLove
September 5, 2017
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Nice class, but it ended abruptly.

IngridFR
IngridFR
March 31, 2016
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This was my first yoga class ever. I liked it but was a bit concerned about the pressure on my knees while doing the circles, because I have had a couple of bad falls on my knees in the last 2 years. Any suggestions? Still, I feel energized after finishing. Thank you!

MayaDeva
MayaDeva
January 18, 2016
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Thanks, this was a nice short length of about 10 min. It felt rigorous, strengthening and fast paced - a bit more than I wanted for a "gentle" class. Being imaged of an angry kitty repeatedly feels kind of distracting. Plus I was surprised by the ending too. Anyhow, thanks for offering this, is got my cardio going. The clear description of how to use the breath and how to distribute weight on the hands and palms was very helpful.

hartmr
hartmr
January 17, 2016
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I love that this is quick and has a lot of stretches to get the blood flowing. Great morning routine when you are in a hurry!

Anja
Anja
August 26, 2015
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Feeling better after work day on an chair!

Paulette Languerand
Paulette Languerand
July 23, 2015
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I have recurring back pain. I completed this workout without pain. I enjoyed. I agree with previous comments on abrupt end and a little chatty. Look forward to trying some other workouts.

ccaldwell
ccaldwell
February 26, 2015
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This video seems to come to a premature abrupt ending. The instructor says: "come onto your knees" with an upward lilt to the voice. There are not any final stretches, or breathing coming out of this lesson.

OdeToEmma
OdeToEmma
July 25, 2014
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I love that this this video is quick and that I was able to work my arms and back in a gentle manner. As I'm slowly working through the beginner videos, this was the first video that I completed which left my arms feeling like they had a little workout. A great way to start or end the day.

a l i s s a
a l i s s a
March 31, 2014
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Just what I needed for today. a small, quick, powerful yoga. They were small movements but were still effective. Thanks for the practice; this was a great energy booster!
:)
Alissa

jessiyogini
jessiyogini
November 21, 2013
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I'm recovering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and after slowly increasing my daily activity levels from 10 minutes walking per day to 25 I'm ready to bring yoga back into my life. I'm starting extremely small which means doing 10 minutes once a week. I think this video is going to be perfect for me! Thank you :-)

lonelady1
lonelady1
January 11, 2014
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I love this little start to my morning. The only criticism I would have is that I love precise instruction,but to much talking distracts me from really feeling my practice. Otherwise, thank you so much for offering this.

raeesa
raeesa
February 10, 2014
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This is a great energizer when I'm running late in the mornings, but still want to squeeze in some conscious stretching.

Tuckamoor
Tuckamoor
February 12, 2014
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a nice gentle but effective quick back stretchy sequence. But too chatty for me.

mossylungs
mossylungs
February 19, 2014
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This is a perfect choice for when you have just woke up and don't feel like getting out of bed! Thanks Michelle!

markd2
markd2
July 16, 2013
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Overslept this morning, so didn't have my usual time. Came across this routine, and loved it. Only about 11 minutes, but really got everything energized and ready to go for the day.

itquity
itquity
June 3, 2013
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I love to stretch, I feel so good after. I recenlty stopped my prescription for high blood pressure medication. I notice with yoga I am feel good everyday in every way! Thank you Michelle and David the creator of this website.

ajalee715
ajalee715
April 21, 2013
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very good for someone completely out of shape wanting to start very small. i agree with the previous reviewer, her instructions were spoken a bit too quickly sometimes, but once you get the motions down you can get into your own rhythm.

nchaworth
nchaworth
April 18, 2013
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Clearly I'm just getting into yoga, so this was a bit verbally fast for me. Otherwise, I really enjoyed it. It was nice short routine but pretty physically engaging.

swiss-chris
swiss-chris
January 30, 2013
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I especially like this class to get in a bit of yoga before leaving for work in the morning.
Thank You !!

Sam Shane
Sam Shane
January 29, 2013
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i just started doing yoga twice a week during my off days from the gym. even as a begininer this really did a job on my spine. hopefully i can stick with it im super excited i found this website. any and all positive reinforcement is grately appreciated!!! =]

tapywo
tapywo
January 17, 2013
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So relaxing even when it felt like it was taxing, left me feeling very energized and sad when the class was over. Thank you so much for this~

yellopippi
yellopippi
August 14, 2012
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I was feeling tense and sore from a crazy workday, and just needed a little stretching break. This was perfect.