Strengthen Your Core and Back

Anastasia Hangemanole
Instructor Anastasia Hangemanole
Average: 4.5 (140 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


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 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

catgirl74 2 years ago

I really enjoyed this one, it gave me just what I was looking for.

ÀfricaRM 2 years ago

Thank you very much for this class. Nice and long, it is not about "doing abs", but a whole workout of your body using the core as a power centre. Anastasia's gentle cues help you all the way. I strongly recommend it to everyone. Namaste!

fanymg 3 years ago

Great class ! I love it, very goed for stretching and strength the little pain in my lower back . Great and smooth explications, and nice and inspirative music . Thank you Anastasia .