Wake Up Your Spine

Intermediate II

Stretch, strengthen and lengthen your spine in this short, vinyasa-style class. Your back, spine and neck will feel wonderful after doing a class with so much spinal care, twists, bends and folds. Enjoy!

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barbkoch
barbkoch
June 28, 2021
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Very effective flow for such a short practice. Feel much looser and lighter with very little time or effort expended. Thank you Tracy for leading us in this class.

mkposky
mkposky
September 12, 2020
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Thanks again, Tracey! I have been doing your intermediate workouts for about two years now (in combination with some of Crista's, Fiji's, and David's) and I realized I have never thanked you for significantly improving my quality of life you could say - both physically and emotionally! To any new members, this class is perfect for when you don't have the time, but need to do something to function as a human being. It flies by, one of my go to's when I am a bit tired or less motivated and just need to get in the zone. and leaves you feeling energized and relieved of tension you may not have even known you were holding in your spine. Relieves shoulder, neck, jaw, upper and lower back pain, in addition to sinus pressure relief. Inverted your sinuses for just some of 18 minutes can do more than any decongestant or painkiller.

Becky in TX
Becky in TX
March 27, 2020
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I really love this class. Found it in my Bookmarks, and am so glad. Thank you for thoughtful instruction, and a peaceful voice. Tracey makes it all feel so natural and easy.
First thing in the morning that opening child's pose is nearly impossible; by the end I am ready to face the day.
Thank you

alevans
alevans
January 6, 2020
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Music! That's new! ;-) GREAT short class.

sng4ever
sng4ever
August 27, 2019
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Such a sweet practice that you can do pretty much every day. Great in the afternoon!

SoniaM
SoniaM
June 13, 2019
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Whenever I do a non-DYWM class - another website, a studio - I am always struck by the immense quality of Tracey's and all your teachers' instructions. They take such great care to explain the microelements of poses that I don't even have to look up and am never confused as to what any part of my body is supposed to be doing. You really are a grade above.

kaigh_guy
kaigh_guy
April 27, 2019
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Tracey, you really did a wonderful job on this short, sweet back work. Thank you.

nipper
nipper
December 11, 2018
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I loved this class for all the beautiful elements and mindful transitions and pace.

nadonado
nadonado
November 11, 2018
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I like the pace of this class and the flow with the breath. I especially enjoyed the upper back stretch, I don't get that very often and it's nice to be taught new stretches.

oakhazel
oakhazel
October 17, 2018
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It's the first time I have done one of Traceys' classes. Very enjoyable, great instructions and pace which wasn't too fast. I find the music prevents me from being mindful and going in with my practice, it brings me away from the practice mentally. I have to refocus on the instructions and take my focus away from the music (even though it's quiet, soft music)

PeacefulRN
PeacefulRN
August 21, 2018
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Sweet + short midday practice to stretch out and soften. Thank you!

Janet_
Janet_
January 3, 2018
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Thank you, Tracey for this practice! I did it first thing this morning and it made me feel longer and connected to start the day. I really enjoy your classes and now have another to add to the collection I do over and over. Thanks.

KiroChappy
KiroChappy
September 28, 2017
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I love this practice for times when I need a quick release of tight muscles. It's a perfect blend of getting your body moving while targeting some typically tight areas. My body and mind both are both happy after this practice. Namaste, Tracy. We need more of your classes!

Trudywalker5@gmail.com
Trudywalker5@gmail.com
April 12, 2017
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I am always trying to squeeze dywm in my morning routine and this one will be in my favourites , Tracey you nailed it in 18 minutes giddy up! I love the pace and details thankyou sooo much
Peace

kleigh6
kleigh6
January 20, 2017
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This was one of the first classes I tried when I discovered this community and remains one of my favorite classes. That stretch for the upper/middle back at the end has done wonders for my scoliosis related discomfort. Tracey, your classes are always right at the level where I leave feeling successful and challenged. Thank you!

michelesode
michelesode
December 20, 2016
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I love this class to enjoy before work in the mornings. Wakes my body up and gets me grounded. Thank you.

Robyn2505 yoga
Robyn2505 yoga
August 23, 2016
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Great class! Just what I needed after a long day; it definitely eased back pain & loosened up my neck & shoulders. Thanks!

Pagandog
Pagandog
May 30, 2016
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Perfect for all my tight bits in my shoulders. Thank you

dinajo26
dinajo26
May 25, 2016
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This is my new go-to before my Core class! Namaste Tracey!

suzyturner
suzyturner
May 4, 2016
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A fabulous short practise that really helped to wake up my spine. Thank you so much <3

cm1951
cm1951
April 16, 2016
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Thank you Tracey.....loved this short practice.

ed1claudia
ed1claudia
April 15, 2016
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Obviously an experienced yoga practitioner, however the rapid fire instructions AS she was doing the poses instead of BEFORE doing the pose was stressful for me as I didn't know what she was going to do and I couldn't quite keep up. Othewise the short sweet class would have been great.

spinacious
spinacious
March 9, 2016
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Thanks really enjoyed the sequence! Could have just been a bit slower as I was moving my vertebra individually to go through each position so needed a bit more time. I paused it second time in some sections.

Trudywalker5@gmail.com
Trudywalker5@gmail.com
February 18, 2016
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My back was sore this morning so I did this before work, and it is a short but effective class. I love that you keep the little bloopers in your videos , it makes me feel like you are right in my living room with me and keeps you very real. I am ready to take on the day.
Thanks so much Tracey , I love your classes!!

mollymichael
mollymichael
February 16, 2016
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I really enjoyed this class and my back feels much more open! I have a lot of issues with my spine, especially when waking up! The only thing I didn't like was the music. We went from non soothing African drums to Classical Piano... it just wasn't calming.

Becky in TX
Becky in TX
February 16, 2016
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Good morning to my spine, which has been waking up grumpy. I feel like today is a step towards better spine health with your help.
Thank you

sarahmay
sarahmay
February 14, 2016
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Thank you Tracey for this beautiful short practise. It was just what I needed today. Who doesn't need more openness in life? :)

Tfillinger
Tfillinger
February 12, 2016
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My spine feels alive and awake. Such a good way to start the day when you don't have a lot of time. Thanks Tracey and DYWM