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Restoring Balance

Beginner II

Appropriate for students of all levels, David guides you through a gentle, relaxing flow that stretches the body effectively and focuses on balance, both mental and physical. This hatha yoga class stretches the back, shoulders, hips, hamstrings and hip flexors and finishes with a beautiful, deep sivasana.

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  • Block
  • Bolster
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charring
charring
June 6, 2022
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Fabulous class…just FYI, if you have 25 more minutes for your practice, you might do David’s Restoring the Body class as this one is a shorter edit of that class.

ClaireS
ClaireS
January 7, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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WOW! What a wonderful class for both body and mind. Thank you.

kapkap
kapkap
April 10, 2021
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This class was great for really feeling warrior one. It is so wonderful to come back to the longer and gentler classes after doing lots of vinyasa and power classes - I am now looking forward to the restoring equilibrium. Thanks!

nipper
nipper
October 10, 2017
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l love this class. It begins with relaxation, moving into neck and shoulder stretches. Hamstring and hip flexor stretches are incorporated with balance poses. This is all done with careful direction making the poses challenging but reachable. Many thanks David.

naturebreath
naturebreath
April 17, 2016
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Thank you very much David. This is exactly what I need for balance too. It is a calm exercise and a good subject to remember to ground yourself. I will do this with great pleasure.

Becky in TX
Becky in TX
January 2, 2016
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I have been lax in the past couple months and when active have been wobbly so, the word balance caught my eye. I committed to a longer time as I have no demands on me today. And this was perfect. Every stretch brought a sigh and gasp of "oh I needed that". Even the hated Eagle Arms brought appreciation. Throughout I kept wondering how you knew I needed that.
This was perfect. I am back.
Thank you and Happy New Year.

VickyT
VickyT
December 13, 2015
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David has the gift to calm me down everytime i do one of his classes. In the final relaxation part I could actually visualize myself in a green forest!
Thank you David

khepworth
khepworth
November 10, 2015
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That was AMAZING. I was hurting emotionally and physically and just didn't want to do anything. This class was nice and slow and gently and made all parts of my body and mind feel better. I can now have a restful night. Thank you!

mario-gp
mario-gp
October 18, 2014
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The only thing I'm missing is a little bit of music. I have found that it calms my mind and helps me to really focus and stop wandering. Other than that, I'm really satisfied with this session. Thanks, Dave

Lagunatick
Lagunatick
February 14, 2014
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After finishing 4 months of intensive chemotherapy, I started the Restoring Balance Class to help improve my health. I have done this class for the past 6 weeks, averaging 5-6 times per week. At first, I found it difficult to do some of the poses, particularly the squat, but I stuck it out. Every time I viewed the class, I perfected the techniques. I'm finally able to do nearly all of the poses as shown on the video - even the ones where I had a hard time letting my shoulders relax (thanks for the constant reminders, David). Overall, I would recommend this class for those who are looking for a way to get back in tune with their bodies, gain strength, and improve flexibility.

runcible-tune
runcible-tune
July 18, 2013
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I found the poses in this class nice, and loved the stretching, but thought the instruction was a little lacking. The transitions between poses were long and slow, but David didn't guide me through them as much as I felt I needed to be guided. As a beginner I found the descriptions of movement vague - "come out of the pose" doesn't describe enough to me. I think I may have done something a little wrong - perhaps didn't protect my back during one of the transitions - because I wound up with tweaked back muscles the next day. (Full disclosure: I only made it through the seated portion of the class before I stopped.)

This is the first video on Do Yoga With Me that I haven't liked, but I will just move on to others that I do like! It's such a wonderful site.

camin90066
camin90066
March 7, 2013
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Balance work has always been my weakness, especially the older I get. Liked the progression of standing poses in this sequence. Practice, practice, practice. Love David's calming voice, demeanor.

jstephen211
jstephen211
March 1, 2013
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I'm 22 and over weight but always wanted to try this stuff but was too nervous and self-aware to. This teaching was remarkable and I'm going to keep up with it. Thank you guys very much.

celtic1
celtic1
February 8, 2013
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I normally do the Power/Vinyasa sessions, so this was a nice surprise in gentleness, relaxing completely and taking great care with oneself. For me this whole thing was an exercise in patience to slow down and cherish easing into and out of every pose. Nice feeling afterwards.

jrezee1
jrezee1
November 4, 2012
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If you're an old, stiff, beat up, son-of-a-bohunk...do this class! You'll thank yourself for it immediately!

Santosha
Santosha
October 21, 2012
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Thank you for sharing this beautiful class..It was a blessing!

Becca Mae
Becca Mae
October 2, 2012
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Thank you so much for this class, it was awsome. I could definitely feel my shoulders and hips opening up, and the savasana was indeed beautiful and deeply relaxing.

I will most definitely be doing this class again. Namaste.