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Slow Flow: Focus on Balancing

Beginner I

In this slow flow class, Guy shows you how to apply the basics of balancing, from weight shifting and distribution, through to single-leg balances. Learn to find groundedness and stability in both static and dynamic states. Check out other slow flow classes from Guy like Slow Flow: Focus on Hips or Slow Flow: Full Spectrum.

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vbkim
vbkim
March 16, 2022
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5
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Thank you, Guy!

MissAlyssa
MissAlyssa
January 17, 2022
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This was perfect! I've been practicing yoga here and there for five ish years and for 10-60 minutes (almost) every morning for nearly two years (pandemic, eh?). This daily practice has taught me that my legs are twisted (hips out a little bit, knees in a decent bit, feet out a lot) and by using mindful movement, I have begun correcting them. I've noticed a difference in how my legs "want" to move and noticed all of the "shortcuts" I was taking when balancing (like turning my foot out instead of activating my arches). So now all of this mucking about with my legs has just TANKED my standing balance and I need to go back to basics. Most videos that I've found to help with balance are just full of lots of balancing poses, which isn't helpful to someone like me who is really trying to start from scratch and teach my body how to move correctly, after 30+ years of moving incorrectly (and the resulting knee and hip pain).

All this to say THANK YOU for an amazing beginner balancing video. This is EXACTLY what I was looking for. I fell out of dancer on both legs, but was able to stay in tree pose on one leg, so that's progress! I will be doing this video again and again and again! The divine light in me sees and honours the divine light in you, Guy. Namaste.

Maritski
Maritski
June 20, 2020
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Wonderful class with Guy! I struggle with balance because of some nerve damage in my left foot so this was incredibly helpful (and gentle which I need). I will be doing this class again.

vasinger
vasinger
June 10, 2020
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Fantastic, very grounding practice, perfect for those days when you feel like flying while still connecting to the earth.

LBMarg
LBMarg
May 3, 2020
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Loved this balancing class Guy. The pace is perfect as is your calm manner and clear voice.

oakhazel
oakhazel
April 14, 2020
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ThankyouGuy.===
Sorrymycomputerisontheblink.greatlessonasalways

Becky in TX
Becky in TX
March 25, 2020
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Balance is a struggle for me these days. This is a wonderful class to allow some slow focus. I really enjoyed it and need it.
Thank you, Guy.

cm1951
cm1951
February 13, 2020
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I loved this class. I loved Guy's explanations....will continue this practice. Thank you Guy.

Bev2009
Bev2009
January 28, 2020
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Enjoyed this class very much: the pace, the poses, and learning some of the basics about balance. Learned several new things--thanks. Also, serendipitously, the class turned out to be wrist friendly!! I have injured both wrists and am always looking for classes which place very little stress on the hands or wrists. (Has DYWM considered something like a legend or coding system, similar to restaurant menus? WF for This Class is Wrist Friendly, etc? Or labels so that when I search for wrist friendly classes, these would pop up? Just a thought.)

Enjoyed Guy's presentation and teaching style--and the fact that he 'fell' out of a pose prematurely :) Made me feel better about my wobbles.

David Procyshyn
David Procyshyn
January 28, 2020
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Thanks for the feedback. I love the idea. Labelling classes is really complicated - all you need to do is imagine all of the potential limitations that people might have. We will be attempting to make this easier, though, by expanding our search filters. Those will be ready sometime in February.

birdnthesky
birdnthesky
February 13, 2020
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Applying search filters to our pages would be wonderful! I have so many saved, it is hard to sort through them. Also, a preview of the notes we make would help so we didn't have to open it up to see each one. Thank you for listening - I love DYWM!

sng4ever
sng4ever
January 26, 2020
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Guy takes you through a mindful, slow balancing practice. Enjoyed it because it made me feel and think about what my body was doing during each pose.

Iris Rich
Iris Rich
January 24, 2020
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wonderful gentle way to get back into yoga, balance and stretching after living in small spaces like a sail boat and rv
thank Guy for the warm introduction

Melanie Lichtinger
Melanie Lichtinger
January 23, 2020
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Good to slow things down and balance consciously. Thanks Guy for this one!
Love the 30 min classes as a break from desk work.