A Well-Rounded Challenging Beginner Flow

Rachel Scott
Instructor Rachel Scott
Average: 4.9 (284 votes)
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This challenging, beginner yoga class is a wonderfully-balanced hatha flow that stretches and strengthens the whole body, through standing poses, seated stretches, reclining postures and core work. Rachel helps you understand alignment and core activation, emphasizing the proper way to do the poses to obtain the most benefit and to feel rejuvenated and relaxed as you take on your day or prepare to wind down into your evening.

Equipment: None
Style: Hatha Yoga


Thanks Rachel. Your metaphors and instructions continue to help me as I move more into an intermediate level. Loving this challenge.

R@quel 1 week ago

Wonderful class, I want more like this one.
Quite challenging but so rewarding, those micro moves up and down wow, I felt it in some places I think I never felt it before.
Thank you

Rachel Scott 1 week ago

That is an excellent question! It is a metaphor for retracting the scapula, or hugging your shoulder blades closer together. Does that make more sense?

PianoWire 1 week ago

Thanks, I repeated the lesson with that knowledge, and it helps.

One more question: I sprained a ligament in my lower back seven months ago. Sometimes I can hold bridge pose with no problem, but today it aggravated my injury. Can you suggest an alternative to bridge that might be less likely to trigger lower back pain?

Norwich gal 1 week ago

Good question, I wondered that too. I took it to mean push them down, away from your ears - but would be interested to know the true answer.

Norwich gal 1 week ago

I found it a pretty challenging class, those pulses are hard! But lots of interest to keep things moving at a pace and a very knowledgeable authoritative teacher. Thank you!

Shineystar 2 weeks ago

Thank youI enjoyed this challenge to build strength!!
I will repeat!!

Maggie333 3 weeks ago

What a great class. Targets all areas and your energy is great. More like this, please!