Hatha Yoga on the Ground

Anastasia Hangemanole
Instructor Anastasia Hangemanole
Average: 4.7 (128 votes)
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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.

Equipment: Strap, Block
Style: Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga


1knitgirl 3 years ago

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

Rnfromjmu 3 years ago

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.

CristinaAurelia 3 years ago

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.

terkalin 3 years ago

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 3 years ago

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.

Auntymacasser 3 years ago

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

Ray ray 3 years ago

Love the video and excited about starting my first class.

rachorse 4 years ago

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