Strengthen Your Core and Back

Anastasia Hangemanole
Instructor Anastasia Hangemanole
Average: 4.6 (131 votes)
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Anastasia challenges your core stability even more, with a more challenging pose sequence where she mixes quite a few core strength poses with great releases for the lower back and hips. Even though this class will push you, it will be deeply satisfying your whole body over.

Equipment: Strap
Style: Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Strength, Yoga for Back Care


jamnkats 3 months ago

Warning I would have appreciated - you will waste over 6 minutes at the start lying on the ground doing "nothing". class might be good but I couldn't get past that.

indigo_grey 4 months ago

I was looking for a way to keep improving after finishing PT from a back injury. This class is great- I was nervous that it might be too hard—you know it’s a good workout when the instructor is flushed! :) definitely have to modify some of the poses, but I find that’s easy enough to do. As I had hoped, my back and core are getting stronger every day, which means better body mechanics is also getting easier! Thank you so much! 4 months ago

Anastasia I haven't done any of your classes yet until now...resonates with me so deeply thank you for a wonderful practice. Namaste

We are one life... 7 months ago

Namaste Anastasia,
Thank you for your calm, empowering class!
Boat pose is very challenging; I found I can do it without lifting the legs as high. Is there anything else you’d recommend?
With love and gratitude,

David Procyshyn 7 months ago

Hi Naomi. You get the core strength needed in boat pose simply by holding the version that currently works for you (eg. with the feet lower, with bent knees) and working your way up to lifting the feet higher and straightening the knees. Repeat it a few times to tire out the muscles, then repeat the next day or a couple days later. It's like any muscle, they get stronger when they are challenged!

lorigreer 11 months ago

Enjoyable and yet challenging class for me. I have some work to do!