A Vinyasa Class for Shifting Perspective

Intermediate III

Tracey shines in this well-designed vinyasa yoga flow that finishes with two satisfying eight angle poses (astavakrasana), one on either side. The progression is so perfect that you may just do this challenging pose for the first time, if you haven't yet. Have fun!

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Sooz03927
April 24, 2021
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I enjoyed this flow. Couldn't get very far with 8-angle pose, though, so I substituted two more crow poses, which is usually a good practice anyway!

MaryRose Metcalfe
August 13, 2020
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The peak 8 angle pose was a bit of a challenge for me but I found a nice alternative. Lots of laughs for me with this practice as I move on with this shoulder/arm 21 day challenge.

Marieseville
April 8, 2020
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This practice is sublime! I love the transitions and the focus on strength and breath. Thank you, Tracey!
A glimmer of hope for yogis with little to no upper body strength:
Before I first started practising Vinyasa yoga, I couldn't even do one complete push up, but after about 6 months of regular practice on DYWM (probably a thousand chatarungas!), I could do 20 push ups- that was actually a MASSIVE achievement and the best thing is, it is totally doable.
It took me two years to be able to get into this peak pose; yoga really does help develop commitment, patience and determination! Arm balances require arm, shoulder AND core strengh, so stick with your practice and revel in playing with fun postures like this ;))

PeacefulRN
August 18, 2018
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The peak pose eluded me, but I started to see how it might someday become a reality for me! Wonderful practice overall - opening throughout the body, nicely paced to allow for focus and contemplation, yummy savasana. Thanks again, Tracey!

janets63
March 31, 2018
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Wonderful, wonderful class! Even though I have to laugh yet at myself as I cannot bring myself off the mat. I have a hard getting my shoulder under my knee or vise versa. But laughter is good!
Thank you wonderful teacher!

stephmary
February 17, 2018
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I do this class again and again. Tracey you really have a gift of offering a calming and strengthening class. I always feel better after having done one of them. Thank you!

Pam Palmer
October 6, 2017
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This class so beautifully marries effort and release. I felt stronger, more peaceful, and more beautiful afterward. Thank you Tracey!

Helen Alford
August 3, 2017
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I love all Tracey's classes, this one is challenging and although I'm a very long way off 8 angle pose its good to have a go! Makes me have a laugh every time which can't be bad :-) Doing Tracey's shorter classes every day is slowly but surely making me stronger in many ways.

eaglebstevens
June 28, 2017
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Challenging and new. Gliding into poses I assumed I couldn't do. Thanks, Tracey!

laurahwilson5
June 5, 2017
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This class was so much fun! It was the first time I've attempted Eight Angle Pose. Although I couldn't get into the full posture, Tracey made it attainable. Thanks for a great class!

Ktrirogoff
May 22, 2017
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This was a fantastic video! I am working on mastering arm balancing and this video nails it! with such an amazing description on how to do this pose, I could only succeed! Thank you!

Ronne
March 3, 2017
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I don't think I've ever laughed out loud in a practice before! Thank you Tracey, that was so much fun.

birdnthesky
July 27, 2016
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this is the best routine I've found for my transition from beginner to intermediate practice. She is a great teacher. She is very descriptive and takes you through each position movement by movement. This will be one of my "go to" routines.

satellite111
March 15, 2016
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After regular practice of this class over a couple of months, I am successfully achieving both crow and eight angle pose! Awesome class for those wanting to up their game with arm balances.

laurenisbell64
February 3, 2016
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This was my first time trying the eight angle pose and as always it was more difficult than expected! but i just loved the approach in this video, such as "here comes the fun part!", it just filled me with positivity, even though I may not be able to master everything now, i know i will be able to in the future!

MC Lessard
January 22, 2016
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Great class Tracey! For the most part easy to follow with just enough of a challenge to stretch my confidence and skill. ;-)

Karenmm86
January 14, 2016
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Not my favorite, I don't like the way the instructor explains how to do poses. It's not very relaxing, more stressful than anything. I couldnt make it past 15 minutes of this video. Everyone has different things they are looking for in a video /instructor. I personally do not like to do much upper body work because I have chronic pain neck and upper back pain from an injury. I don't like all the downward dogs and stress on the neck.

FreeNinja
November 24, 2015
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Thank you, Tracey! Such gentle leading and guiding through challenging poses, and making them easier than expected. Very much enjoyed this beautiful practice.

Hakk1
July 28, 2015
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Fantastic! Thank you! Didn't quite make the full pose on the one side but I'll definitely try this video again and again!

Tlboyce
July 20, 2015
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Thanks Tracey.. My day now feels complete..Namaste

treepose
July 16, 2015
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Tracey's voice is so soothing and welcoming. Great workout in a short period at time.

fenavilli
July 11, 2015
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Super challenging for me, specially the arm balance poses, I am still far from it but with Tracey's guidance I was able to place my knee properly over my shoulder, now it is practice practice and practice to find my balance <3
Thank you!

andreaz
July 10, 2015
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This was the best yoga class I have ever done. The poses, pace and sequencing were perfect. I am already looking forward to doing this again.

Bright
June 25, 2015
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Leads gently and kindly up to a challenging balance; even if you can't do the balance the whole practice is super. Thank you and Namaste!

Kiratee
June 9, 2015
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Thank you Tracey for another great class - I love your creativity and this class was a perfect energiser in the morning! Better than coffee! :-) DYWM team: I love that you film outside - Savasana to the sounds of nature is so relaxing. Thank you again!

Elsa Avila
June 8, 2015
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My first time with the pose. I am not so flexible but Tracey's enthusiasm always encourages me to try. She's wonderful. At the end I wanted more. THANKS DOYOGAWITHME for sharing the practices.