A Stretch Class for Beginners I

Teacher: 
Difficulty: 
Beginner
Style: 
Hatha Yoga
Yoga at Work
Yoga for Seniors
Gentle Yoga
Duration: 
23:54
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4.189655

Average: 4.2 (58 votes)

Class Description: 

This beginners yoga class is great for people who are just starting out with yoga, seniors, or anyone who is looking for a gentle stretch class. It moves through a series of poses that stretch mainly the upper body - the spine, shoulders, neck and back.

Equipment: 
Strap

Comments

Relaxing and soothing
Nashoba 1 month ago

This was my first class on he, following the beginner program. It as the perfect start of my Sunday, now on to a nice warm shower and a relaxing day, it really sets you up for a no stress day. Simple, but effective. But most of all clear instructions. You may know some of these stretches from the gym or wherever, but to me they weren't as effective until now, because these clear spoken instructions were better than what I get from my instructors at the gym, and some of them such as the shoulder stretches I finally felt in the right place.

Great video and I will be back for more, and donate too.

One small thing, the video nicely ends with a relaxing almost meditative state lying down.. I just had no clue when the video ended and if there was still gonna be something else. Not that I minded laying on the floor a while longer,but it would be nice to hear a "Now slowly rise and enjoy the sensations as this is the end of this class" or something similar.

Thanks again.

First class I tried on the site...and wonderful
CatinNY 2 months ago

I agree with a_muggle about the chair and wall though. I did the chair exercise standing where I could because all I had was an upholstered chair and some I could not do the movements well due to the large back and arms of the chair. But they worked well standing. I also wished it would have listed the wall, because I had to pause to figure it out too.
What I liked was the instructor moved through the paces at a great speed. I felt I got a great feel for yoga and was not bored (I was really afraid it would be too slow, boring).
All in all- wonderful first time. Thank you!!!!

Thanks!
shand21 5 months ago

I've been thinking about starting yoga for months now but didn't think I'd be able to due to $$ and I would have to travel out of town for an actual class. This was my first attempt and I've gotta say, I think I may have actually found a type of exercise that I could come to love. This is the first time in three years that I have felt relaxed and my muscles are loose! Believe me, with two kids under 3 years old, I never thought I'd feel anything but tension and stress for years to come. Thanks for offering these great videos and I can't wait to get farther into the beginners program!

feeling good!
bhala 10 months ago

Though I've been doing some form of yoga on and off for many years now, had never been to any class.
Enjoyed the simple and basic stretches.
Thank you!!

Still Tingling
Sondra Turnbull 10 months ago

I'm still tingling from this, my first yoga session in a long time. Listening to and feeling my body during the relaxation at the end made me aware of awakening energy and muscles excited to be in use again.
Thank you for your wonderful website.

What a lovely way to start
Libilou 1 year ago

Thank you. That was a great way to start my yoga learning.

Loved This!
Morgan Rackley 1 year ago

This was my very 1st class on your site and I truly enjoyed it :-)
I am making yoga apart of my lifestyle change and I'm so eager to learn more.
Thank you for this awesome site!

Need Wall
Valerie007 1 year ago

Wish I had known I needed a wall before I started, because where I was set up didn't have access to a wall.

Basic Requirements: Wall, Chair, Strap not stated at the start
grandmajan 1 year ago

Namasté. Coming to this video as an outsider, before I registered, there was no information about what was needed. I had to stop and figure out where to do the wall stretches, the nearest wall is beyond the visual line with the screen. Had to stop and figure out what I could use as a strap for the leg and hip work. worked out my arm more than my hip while doing the strap stretches. Otherwise, I liked the video, very clearly articulated, especially about where to keep joints with respect to other joints to avoid injury. I registered on the basis of this video.

Great stretch class, but need more than just a strap
a_muggle 1 year ago

I really enjoyed this easy class, which helped me stretch a lot of the places that I get very tight. The stretches are easy and you can easily change them to fit your ability. My only complaint is that I needed both a chair and access to an open wall, which I did not have ready so I had to pause and switch rooms a few times in order to do the whole video.
List wall and chair under the props section, we'd be golden. :-)