Restoring Equilibrium

Beginner II

Perfect for seniors, beginners and tight students, this class moves slowly and deliberately through a gentle, delicious sequence of poses. Beginning and ending with a deep relaxation, David guides you through this flow effortlessly, with attention to the breath and body alignment. You will feel calm, balanced and at ease once you finish this class!

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Gilly Vanilly
Gilly Vanilly
January 12, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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Great class, thank you. Unfortunately the video crashed twice but it was still worth it, I feel fab :-)

Brandy_W
Brandy_W
October 27, 2021
Fivestar Rating:
5
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Thank you. I needed that. :)

wis jan
wis jan
January 12, 2021
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Thank you! I have arthritis and the pain was so severe I could not even lay on my back for the meditation. By the end of the class, not only could lay on my back, but I fell asleep during the meditation.

MaryRose Metcalfe
MaryRose Metcalfe
January 7, 2021
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Thanks David. This was just what I needed in this beginner-to-inter. program after a day of cardio (snowshoeing). This program was very well thought out and so balanced - I am really enjoying it.

kimchi
kimchi
January 1, 2021
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This gentle, restorative class was a perfect way to reset for the new year.

guenhyvare
guenhyvare
November 27, 2020
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What a wonderful class! I loved the relaxation at the beginning and found it created a great baseline for me as we moved forward into the class. David, you are such a blessing. The way you describe each pose is so easy to follow and is perfectly paced. I feel amazing right now and will definitely return to this class again. Thank you! -Tish

VLyoga
VLyoga
November 3, 2020
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Wonderfully relaxing and calming. Just what I wanted for today - to find a sweet balance during the weirdness....thank you

QueenDBW1
QueenDBW1
October 11, 2020
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Thank you so much! This was the perfect treat for myself. I am wondrously relaxed and I feel great all over. My mind is ready for church, my body is ready for life - great way to start the week!

JMacDee
JMacDee
August 25, 2020
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A very slow and gentle class, I felt relaxed at the end and enjoyed the poses.

Thank you David.
(nice outdoor setting too)

Jeneba54
Jeneba54
May 23, 2020
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Thank you so much, David. This is just what i need right now during scary lockdown times to restore a sense of balance and send healing energy to those areas of my body that are suffering during the forced inactivity. You are a treasure. Be well.

kmt2y@yahoo.com
kmt2y@yahoo.com
May 17, 2020
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perfect class for me today...eliminated tightness in body and restored my sense of calm...David does a great job at fine tuning the poses in order to address all the muscles in the big joints (hips and shoulders) for a complete and deeply relaxed body

Marlu
Marlu
November 25, 2019
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I love this class, but returned after several months to find this video does not seem to be working.

LisaCathy
LisaCathy
May 22, 2019
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Thank you, David.
That was a very calming, relaxing, gentle class.

Tina S
Tina S
March 9, 2019
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David, I enjoyed this class very much. I love the relaxation at the beginning and the end,
And I love that I was close to the ground the whole class. Just what I needed tonight. I’ll be doing this class again.

Annette23
Annette23
January 9, 2019
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For a high-strung person like me, the long relaxations at the beginning and end are just the thing. David, you are so good at these gentle guided meditations. And my hips really love this session, too. I like it in the morning, to calm my nervous system and set the tone for the day. Thank you!

framela
framela
December 27, 2018
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I am an intermediate/advanced yogi. Today I woke up stiff and sore from lack of practice over the holidays, so I wanted some gentle reintroduction. Laying on my back for 10 minutes without any warm-up was uncomfortable. I would skip most of that next time. Otherwise, good class.

Nyamyj
Nyamyj
April 1, 2018
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Great for a day when I am quite stiff. Very gentle and relaxing. Glad it was a whole session on the mat.

Astrid Gervais
Astrid Gervais
November 28, 2017
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I highly recommend this class by David if you are experiencing any anxiety as I 'was'! Utmost gratitude!

bronwynhegarty
bronwynhegarty
September 6, 2017
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Thank you, David for a wonderful relaxing class. I feel well stretched.

Kimb
Kimb
July 20, 2017
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Love how this is part of the Yoga for Runners program. Adds a really nice balance.

ama1031
ama1031
February 8, 2017
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Wonderful relaxation and joint opening class!

Melanie Lichtinger
Melanie Lichtinger
January 1, 2017
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Another excellent class, relaxing, re-energizing from a quiet place, and restoring equilibrium for mind and body - thank you so much, David!
Love your classes, in nature, supporting the therapeutic effect.
Definitely a bookmark, and go-to.

Christine Morgan
Christine Morgan
November 28, 2016
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This is a very gentle class, beginning with 15 minutes of relaxation. I made the mistake of doing this one in the morning and wanted to issue a fair warning: Unless you work the night shift or something, mornings are probably not the right time for this class. :)

allison1731
allison1731
November 21, 2016
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David, I have been following your classes for some time now and they never seem to disappoint- beautiful guidance of breathing and poses. Always a pleasure listening to your calming voice and awakening with compassion for self and others. Thank you. Namaste.

VickyT
VickyT
October 24, 2015
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Thank you David for this wonderful class! My mind felt totally relaxed and in peace and my body melted on the mat! Namaste!

lynnoh61
lynnoh61
October 21, 2015
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Thank you for such an amazing class. I am a beginner and appreciated th clear instructions so much. I also liked holding the poses for longer, I really felt the stretches! I bookmarked this one.

khepworth
khepworth
October 9, 2015
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Awesome!!! Unbelievable. What a way to stretch and relax after working all day- I feel so revived! Thank you for doing what you do!!!

Cup of tea
Cup of tea
October 5, 2015
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I had a really busy weekend and this class restored my balance for the week. So nice to start Monday morning feeling relaxed and not rushed. Thank you David

Lagunatick
Lagunatick
August 21, 2015
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This is a go-to class when I'm experiencing pain from my medical condition. I'm able to modify some of the poses and the relaxation sections at the beginning and ending take the edge off of my pain.

Nallea
Nallea
April 20, 2015
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This class was exactly what I needed on this rainy day.

Kcaudad
Kcaudad
December 31, 2014
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This class is great, even if you skip the first 14 minutes and the last 7 minutes. Wonderful leg stretches and hip openers.

Ruth Drayer
Ruth Drayer
December 28, 2014
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David,

Thank you for being such a wonderful yoga instructor. I woke up this morning with my side hurting so although I'm far from beginner-- tried this slow and gentle session and am almost pain free. I recommend doyogawithme to everyone and do at least one workout with you daily -- sometimes more. Planning to share some $$$ with you as soon as I have extra.

Hazel
Hazel
October 11, 2014
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Another relaxing and opening beginner class. Thanks for this gem of a website David!

cholcomb
cholcomb
June 28, 2014
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I have a lot of issues with osteoarthritis, lumbar, and sciatica. Despite this, I was able to complete this class...and I LOVED IT!!! I felt so relaxed and ready to take on the world after this class. Thank you so much, David, for this website and for sharing your wonderful gift with the world. Namaste, Brother.

EvaMargita
EvaMargita
June 21, 2014
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My back and neck has been cranky for a few days but after doing this wonderfull set I feel light and balanced and the crankiness is gone! I absolutely love the sequence on the bolster with the feet in the air and the following hip stretch.

Tejwant
Tejwant
May 4, 2014
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Thank you so much for all your wonderful classes. I appreciate your huge generosity in hosting them on this great site. I recommend it to everyone I know. Namaste

daveofnorway
daveofnorway
April 2, 2014
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I was so close to falling asleep at several points while doing this routine!
I really enjoyed the stretching and deep relaxation given by this video.
Thanks a lot for sharing this, its much appreciated.

Suzzann
Suzzann
August 9, 2013
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Please do not be turned away by the long length of this video. If you have time in your schedule, you should try this out. I was worried that it might be to hard and long for a beginner like me, but I did just fine. The hardest parts were the hamstring stretches. And about 20 minutes of the video (10 at beginning, 10 at end) are spent relaxing and lying down.

EvaCommunicatio...
EvaCommunicatio...
July 20, 2013
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This is such a fantastic class. David is such a great instructor! I just love this website! :) There are so many classes with varying lengths that I am able to easily find time to practice yoga on a daily basis.

syntheticbutterfly
syntheticbutterfly
June 13, 2013
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David is a really good teacher and always gives enough guidance to help even newbies know what to do. Very relaxing, gentle and effective. Again, thank you!

Lezuz
Lezuz
June 10, 2013
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Such a renewal feel after this easy light yoga class. Keep comingback in different hours of day , allways work

Tuki84
Tuki84
April 24, 2013
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David I enjoyed your class. I was able to meditate with ease.I have a mind with a tendency to race,where I hardly get any sleep. Your class had me almost fall asleep, which is a good thing. I've been trying to get a goodnights rest for the longest. I want to thank you for all the stretching techniques which helped my back. I'am thinking those stretches helped align me, so it made it easier to fall asleep.

-Namaste :)

stefanopc
stefanopc
April 22, 2013
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Thank You David,

I appreciate your balance, your wisdom and the gentle mix between yoga, relaxation and meditation of this class.

Greeting from Italy!

Stefano

Laurie Buchanan
Laurie Buchanan
February 3, 2013
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David teaches in a way that nurtures one's inner-garden. This hour is a phenomenal personal investment that causes one to blossom from the inside, out.

hapicheri
hapicheri
January 24, 2013
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This was wonderful! So calming - This would be great to do every morning! I feel so relaxed and peaceful Thank you so much, and Namaste everyone! :)

FoxyRaynbow
FoxyRaynbow
January 7, 2013
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This was my first video from this website and I was so thrilled after. I felt amazing. My back felt good, my legs felt good. I did it in the morning and felt stress free and limber all day long.

Flexi
Flexi
October 5, 2012
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Thanks for the great class David! I will definitely do this one again, especially when I need to decompress and center. The leg stretches were phenomenal for me also and my legs feel great now!

lyd_grace
lyd_grace
October 2, 2012
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I did this yoga class on Monday - the day after my marathon. It was perfect. The gentle stretches and long time spent in each pose were welcome and I know helped me to recover more quickly. Thank you!

Mrs.Hipps
Mrs.Hipps
September 24, 2012
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My very first experience with yoga. I absolutely enjoyed it.