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Wonderful Wall Twists

Beginner II

This hatha yoga class works with the wall to help you better understand alignment within many well-known yoga poses, such as downward facing dog, revolved half moon and warrior two. Using the wall can be surprisingly transformative, and Rachel has a nice way of helping you experience it in your body as you move through a nicely-paced flow. The class ends with a few restorative poses at the wall and a well-deserved savasana.

Equipment:
  • Block
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Sam Frize
Sam Frize
December 31, 2020
Comment:

I looked at this practice a number of times and always choose another to do. Thankfully I decided to do it today. What an amazine closs Rachel. Highly recommended to challenge you at any stage of your practice. Thank you. Brilliant way to come out of 2020 and into 2021!

Irishlove
Irishlove
June 18, 2018
Comment:

So brilliant to have such strong alignment for the body! Will there be more of these classes? They are strong and essential and make my body feel fantastic! Namaste from Ireland.

Rachel Scott
Rachel Scott
June 22, 2018
Comment:

So happy to hear that you like this class and that it makes your body feel good! I also love wall classes - they can be so invigorating. You just can't cheat! They're like "tough love." :) Glad you like it.

Irishlove
Irishlove
May 9, 2018
Comment:

This short alignment based class is brilliant, and difficult in many respects. Alignment is something I've noticed that can get lost in the "hurry" of flow classes. I would love love love to see a series of alignment based (with the wall and props) classes. They are absolutely essential for healthy asana work for me. Namaste from Ireland.

marilyn3rietveld
marilyn3rietveld
October 15, 2017
Comment:

I usually do intermediate and advanced, but it is always good to revisit the basics from time to time. This was a very relaxing and soothing practise as well.

Trudywalker5@gmail.com
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November 3, 2016
Comment:

I know I just committed and I am no spring chicken but I do yoga pretty much everyday and I would say too maybe this is an intermediate class
I know I've landed on a good class when I don't want it to end !!Thanks again Rachel you nailed it!

Trudywalker5@gmail.com
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November 2, 2016
Comment:

I did this class before work and just did it again I loved it !!!!!!
I love the clear cueing and details I love that I have scholiosis and this made my back feel better
I agree this is not a 5 star it is a 6 star I loved the music . Please do another wall class
Peace

atenea
atenea
October 4, 2016
Comment:

Thank you, Rachel! I tried it for my morning practice today and now feel energized and ready to start my day. I do believe that this should be tagged as intermediate due to the physical demand and the basic knowledge of sanskrit/pose names and alignment principles being required to follow the pace. Loved it!

Sea2Sea
Sea2Sea
March 9, 2016
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I really liked this class. It was a nice alternative to the typical yoga classes. I was able to stretch deeper, and I think with better form. As usual, Rachel's cuing is excellent!

Rachel Scott
Rachel Scott
April 3, 2016
Comment:

Such great feedback from everyone in this thread! The wall is such a great tool to use in practice. I find that the wall classes kick my butt a bit because - as you say - your form is really kept in line. Thanks for trying it out!

Suelin
Suelin
October 23, 2015
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I really liked this practice and I cues. I think that sometimes it is good not to know the name of the pose because we listen to the cues differently and perhaps are able to find new things and nuances that we may have missed if we come to the pose that we are familiar with.

Keridyer
Keridyer
October 9, 2015
Comment:

Came into these stretches cold and wished the video was long enough for a better warm up. Would be nice to have a quick view of the pose before you try to put us in it. Also the real name of the poses might be helpful, as step by step instructions leaves us slowly hanging on your words instead of knowing where to go. Wish there was a little more instruction about how to enjoy the wall and use it to better the practice.

Heidela
Heidela
October 5, 2015
Comment:

I do love your practice Rachel but if we do not measure the favorites against the not so favorites and with all the videos getting 5 stars it seems a bit unrealistic !. Rachel you are a 5 star instructor, I did not care as much for this video I am sorry ..I think it is so much better to do a wall practice with someone to check your positions because you can think you are in the right position and not be there. Thanks it was not awful just not what I usually like when I use your videos thanks though

VickyT
VickyT
October 4, 2015
Comment:

Very powerful practise.I loved the back bending pose with the block,it left my back feeling totally streched !!!! Rachel is magnificent giving clear instructions during the poses.as a beginner I felt completely safe!!