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Slow Flow: Seated Practice

Beginner I

Guy takes you through a seated practice that is perfect for before bed or anytime you're looking for a gentle and warming stretch. Check out some of Guy's other slow flow classes like Slow Flow: Focus on Knees, or Slow Flow: Focus on Transitions. Oh, and please don't take Guy's photochromatic lenses personally. He's only hiding from the sun, not you!

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jiij
October 25, 2020
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Wonderful wind down and always love Guy's sweet, funny energy. Thank you!

oakhazel
August 9, 2020
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Second time around - great relaxing lesson. Thank you.

eruvande
July 20, 2020
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Heads up, plus-sized buds - this class is all twists and folds so it was quite frustrating for me (the opposite of relaxing before bed).

PianoWire
June 30, 2020
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This lesson was anything but relaxing for me. It required far more flexibility than I have. With legs straight in front of me, I need to sit 6 inches off the floor just to get my upper body vertical. I certainly can't fold any farther forward. The other poses were equally inaccessible. Very discouraging. Are beginners really expected to be able to do this?

MaryRose Metcalfe
June 30, 2020
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Hi there. What I’ve leaned over my 2.5 years as a yogi is that beginners can mean different things to different students. You can be a beginner student for a very long time so you need to give yourself a bit of a break. After 1.5 years of doing yoga regularly I think I’m an intermediate One but I still struggle with balancing on one leg.

I would recommend you start with the Absolute Beginners 6 week program on DYWM. This will make you feel more satisfied. I also learned that using props, blocks etc. Doesn’t mean that you are challenging. I’ve seen many teachers use a block under their bum and other supports as we all have different shaped bodies, different ages, and different levels of flexibility. Don’t give up.

PianoWire
July 2, 2020
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Thanks for the encouragement, MaryRose. I've done the Absolute Beginners program and I'm working my way through Guy's Slow Flow Challenge. A few poses along the way have been beyond my ability, which I expected and have accepted. But in this class I wasn't been able to do any of the poses, even with my butt propped 6 inches off the floor. It's labeled Beginner I "Yoga for Seniors" and is described as something relaxing to do before bed. Based on my experience with other DYWM classes, I think that rating is very misleading. Perhaps it should come with a warning that it's appropriate only for advanced yogis or those beginners who are preternaturally flexible.

oakhazel
April 19, 2020
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Very relaxing - love your lessons. It is great to have them in a structured 14 day challenge - takes a lot of the need to try and find a lesson amongst so many. Thanks

Himalaya V
March 19, 2020
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Thank you Guy, it was very calming! We need that at this moment in particular...
Namaste from France!

MaryRose Metcalfe
February 14, 2020
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This was great for the legs Guy. One could incorporate these poses at the end of a fast flow practice too. I’ll go back to this when I need it before bedtime. I saved it.

sng4ever
February 3, 2020
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This is a wonderful slow , floor practice. I can see adding this to the end of my practice (after doing warm up/peak pose).
Makes you feel relaxed by corpse pose.