Hatha Yoga on the Ground

Beginner II

All of the poses in this quick but full class are on the ground; seated and lying down. Anastasia begins with a short relaxation, then moves at a nice, gentle pace through poses that target the hamstrings, hips, groin, lower back and IT band, among others. It's a great way to begin the day or complete a busy work day, especially if you are short on time.



Existing Comments

May 17, 2021

I am doing this lesson for the second time as part of a challenge. A lovely short lesson. Thank you.

March 16, 2021

Thank you so much. This is exactly what I needed and my first class after just joining DYWM. Cindy

February 11, 2021

Really nice. I am going to look for more of your classes - hopefully longer!

December 22, 2020

Lovely. Just what I needed. Thank you.

December 18, 2020

Every time I finish a DYWM class I think to myself “that was awesome!”
This was a great, short, hip stretch that I can imagine myself doing between zoom meetings! <3

May 14, 2020

thank you this was very nice and relaxing for a quickie!

June 23, 2019

Beautiful and allowed for good breaths and holding postures. Perfect rhythm for a beginning or end to the day. :)

February 3, 2019

Short but effective class I did post run. Nice because it’s on the floor and short enough so I’ll actually do it. Thanks Anastasia

January 15, 2019

This class was so wonderful for me today! I work a very physical job and am outdoors lifting, dragging, and moving all around. I don't have a lot of energy in the evening but I need to stretch, so a hatha class on the ground was just perfect. I loved it; I wish there were more like it!

July 22, 2018

Recovering from a flare-up of arthritis in my knees & it hurts just to stand. This was a perfect return to yoga stretching without having to put any weight on the knees. Thank you!

May 7, 2018

This was a nice, easy class for the lower body.

Gaynor Walters
May 1, 2018

I am loving tis challenge after not doing yoga for over 12 years. At the age of 64 it will hopefully help me to loosen up and feel more flexible again. However I am surprised that very few of these yoga sessions start with a warm up? I feel at my age it would be helpful and I'm sure lot's of others would to.

January 23, 2018

That was just perfect for today- a gentle wake up.
Thank you Anastasia.

December 4, 2017

I'm recovering from a concussion and this is the first yoga I can do. Thank you.

February 24, 2019

Thanks for your comment, Nadomom. As a result of it, this video popped up when searching DYWM and concussion. I will give it a go! I’m so anxious to move my body again.

August 24, 2017

I was caught off guard again by this video. I'm doing the 30-day challenge again, and once again I was caught without warning that this video needs a strap and block. You can see in the comments section that I suggested this four months ago. It would be most helpful if you added this to the "equipment needed" or in the intro to the video. Thank you. I hope next time that either this will be fixed or that I'll remember that it's not mentioned. :)

May 17, 2017

Wonderful class first thing in the morning. A gentle practice to wake up for body and mind

May 5, 2017

I did this on my lunch break and it was just the right thing!

April 18, 2017

Nicely paced and good for days I don't have good balance or am feeling less comfortable with a standing routine. Agree with previous comments suggesting listing equipment in the class description or taking a pause at the beginning to gather needed items. I will likely do this class again.

April 14, 2017

This was short and sweet. I feel totally stretched out from head to toe, and solid. Thank you so much for your time and effort. My only suggestion for improvement is that you change the intro video to say what equipment is needed for this workout, like you do in the other videos on this site. It broke up the routine for me because I had to pause it and stop twice for the equipment - a block and a strap. Or perhaps you could edit the video description to say what equipment is needed?

Again, thank you.

February 17, 2017

A great way to spend 16 minutes. Quick, but relaxing, and it reaches the creaky parts. I certainly see myself using this on busy mornings when time is short.

Thisni Caza
January 16, 2017

Excellent class and I rated five stars for the overall quality, especially the instruction. I will look for other beginner classes by this instructor. Each movement was well explained, and options were offered for those who struggled with the full movement...but I couldn't do the class. My only quibble is with the title. I think the title is misleading, or maybe I had the wrong expectation? The majority of the class is laying flat on your back on the floor (so that is not 'seated')...about six minutes in the middle is sitting on the floor...which can still be difficult for those with back issues...the remainder is laying on the floor on your back. I'm not sure who the target audience is, except maybe those with balance issues? (I'm 67...so I get balance issues.) I bookmarked this video because I thought 'seated' meant sitting in a chair. If someone has lower-extremity mobility issues, he/she won't be able to do this, I don't think. I don't, I just have back issues and currently can't lay down on the floor. I hope I can return to this class someday, as the instruction is excellent and the movements really are for beginners. So if you can lay flat on your back on the floor, I would highly recommend this class.

December 21, 2016

I liked the music of the different birds in the background. Complemented the chorus of birds here.

Ray ray
November 26, 2016

Love the video and excited about starting my first class.

September 25, 2016

Short but covers a lot of good stretches. Very clear instructions. Thank you

September 13, 2016

This is the perfect class for my life right now. Short and seriously sweet. Thank you!