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Stretch and Strengthen

Beginner II

In this accessible class, Guy leads you through the primary movements of major joints in your body, focusing on both stretching and strengthening the muscles that support your joints. This is a good all-around practice to get you moving comfortably!

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 3 of Total Body Flexibility And Health 14-Day Yoga Challenge For Men.

Stretch and Strengthen Playlist (to be played with the class):

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LaureneHayden
LaureneHayden
September 29, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
4
Comment:

Excellent info re: stability / mobility applied to anatomy. Definitely not Beginner II, this would be better described as Beginner I. Thanks Guy!

sbeltrang
sbeltrang
May 5, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

Incredible class! Guy explains mobility/stability in a way that had never been explained to me before. And yeah: I have almost 0 strength in my arms, but I still tried my best on that last part of the video and well...I guess being at home and having no one watching me is a good thing haha. I'll work on improving that. Thank you Guy and DYWM! 😊

vbkim
vbkim
February 17, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

Thank you, Guy!

JMacDee
JMacDee
February 15, 2022
Comment:

A nice tune up from bottom to top, thank you Guy!

Gilly Vanilly
Gilly Vanilly
October 3, 2021
Comment:

Lovely class and the first one to work without hiccups on your new and wonderful site! Thank you so much to all the great guys at DYWM.
Namaste Gillian

Gilly Vanilly
Gilly Vanilly
October 3, 2021
Comment:

Lovely class and the first one to work without hiccups on your new and wonderful site! Thank you so much to all the great guys at DYWM.
Namaste Gillian

Gilly Vanilly
Gilly Vanilly
October 3, 2021
Comment:

Lovely class and the first one to work without hiccups on your new and wonderful site! Thank you so much to all the great guys at DYWM.
Namaste Gillian

Dllabich
Dllabich
September 30, 2021
Comment:

Great until the very end. Those lifts are quite difficult.

KingOnionIII
KingOnionIII
February 15, 2021
Comment:

Excellent video! I enjoyed following along, and I will be working this into my daily routine. Thanks!

sng4ever
sng4ever
January 16, 2021
Comment:

Nice tutorial type practice, Guy.
Great to revisit as a seasoned yogi.

Guy Friswell
Guy Friswell
January 9, 2021
Comment:

Understandably the L-sit is not accessible to most folks without practice, I agree. My reasoning behind including this: this video part of a challenge targeted at beginning men and I wanted to show that yoga isn’t all about being bendy. Strength is also important. And this pose would be almost achievable by an inflexible but strong male ... perhaps challenging and encouraging them to consider the potential benefits of a dedicated yoga practice. So, it was a bit of spice, for sure, and something to build towards. Thanks for watching! Guy

PianoWire
PianoWire
January 10, 2021
Comment:

Thanks for the explanation, Guy. I understand your intent, but I found that demonstration somewhat discouraging. I felt the same way I feel when a teacher encourages a beginner class to follow them into plow pose. I'm probably close to having enough strength to L-sit, but I don't ever expect to achieve the required flexibility. After nearly two years of yoga practice, I can't come close to straightening my legs in down dog. (By the way, I know more women than men who can L-sit.) Namaste.

SMZalokar
SMZalokar
January 4, 2021
Comment:

Great class. I did this one on my lunch break and feel really stretched and strong.