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Yoga for Stress Relief

Beginner I

David uses breathing, relaxation and deep stretching to help you let go of your problems and relieve your stress. It's a gentle hatha flow yoga class, that moves at a nice, slow pace and spends time in poses that will feel really, really good.

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Ang
Ang
December 20, 2021
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Thank you, David. That was needed today.

oakhazel
oakhazel
April 7, 2021
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As always, a great session. The first lesson of the challenge with Melissa, helped with a shift - and this one carries it on. Really enjoying this challenge - it hits the spot - just what I need. I look forward to tomorrow. Thank you for providing this service.

EmBe
EmBe
December 13, 2020
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Thank you so much for this excellent video. The quiet outdoor setting is perfect for this class. I am a peace-loving, outdoor-enjoying person who lives in a state that is politically deeply divided right now. Even though I don’t watch television, the Internet headlines are difficult to ignore and have been somewhat stressful. This class is exactly what I need, and I will be returning to it often.

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October 29, 2020
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Thank you. I appreciated the gentleness of this class and learned some new leg stretches. Love the breath of joy. Very calming.

Naomi Boxall
Naomi Boxall
October 28, 2020
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Love this. I was in a real rut physically this month and I'm out now with this to get me started on the back of the dealing with anxiety module. Thanks so much...!!

JMacDee
JMacDee
March 31, 2020
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I am really enjoying trying out David's classes. This seems like a good one for a late afternoon or evening practice. Although I was familiar with the poses, I learned some new things. David has a way of connecting with us through the screen, and has a nice calm voice with a touch of humour. Recommended!

stillsacred
stillsacred
October 16, 2019
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Great session. I especially loved the breath of joy. Not sure what it was but it shifted something deep in me, and had me grinning, even laughing, with a joy I felt deep in my heart. It was more deep rooted than the usual superficial laughs or smiles we have - more genuine, more true. Thank you.

ÀfricaRM
ÀfricaRM
October 10, 2019
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A wonderful ioguic class. David combines asanas with pranayama to make a deeply relaxing session, Thank you very much, David.

Ridgie
Ridgie
August 21, 2019
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Thank you so much for this yoga and the 30 day challenge. This was very beautiful and needed. I am grateful to you, your teachers, and your wonderful site.

Karma89
Karma89
June 14, 2019
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Tortoise is so transformative, thank you for that soothing flow! Is there a name or Sanskrit equivalent for the pose with the foot towards the glute, leaning the upper body back? It was wonderful.

Karma89
Karma89
June 14, 2019
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Thanks for the prompt response David. Yes it's a deep quadricep stretch, even for hyper flexible folks like myself who find it difficult to work deeply into the muscle, and it's now a favorite! - Keri Ann

Shashy_101
Shashy_101
June 5, 2019
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Excellent class to reset after a stressful day at work. Thank you David.

LLLisa
LLLisa
April 1, 2019
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Thank you!

Just did 2nd day of Transform your life 30 Day Yoga Challenge. This hits the spot! Thank you for making 30-45 minute sessions. An hour every day has proved too difficult to come by.

kitty-kat
kitty-kat
August 21, 2018
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Thank you David for a great video. I feel calmer.

Francine P
Francine P
August 9, 2018
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Dear David
thank you so much for this relaxing session, once again it really relaxed me & made me realise how tense my shoulders are from cycling everyday.
I actually felt my left shoulder ( which was a bit sore) opening up and breaking free of the tension. Wonderful!

mjscott88
mjscott88
July 30, 2018
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This is a lovely gentle but still invigorating class. Thanks David :) Day 2 of 30 Beginner's Challenge!!

Adamaeys
Adamaeys
May 27, 2018
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I feel great after completing this video. My body really needed this! Thank you David for being an awesome instructor!

Mishamoyerphillips
Mishamoyerphillips
May 24, 2018
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Where is the video? I am unable to view it on this page, but I can see David's other videos.

Francine P
Francine P
May 17, 2018
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Thank you David, it is my last working day before the week end and it felt wonderful, like all the tension lifted. I especially appreciated the breath of joy. Namaste

Maralepp
Maralepp
April 25, 2018
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I really loved the breath work! It was exactly what I needed after a frustrating day with a room full of 5 year olds. I also appreciated knowing how to take the stretch to the next level. I've been doing yoga for 30 years, but I have an unforgiving back due to difficult pregnancies and multiple car accidents. As a result, I'm extremely flexible but I need to be careful not to overstretch my back or put any pressure on my cervical spine. The beginning and gentle yoga is my sweet spot.

nanzen
nanzen
April 6, 2018
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David, thank you so much for this awesome class. I have started a new job recently and have been coming home carrying a lot of stress and junk from the day.
Yesterday my Ayurvedic doctor suggested an evening routine which included pranayama and then I found this class. Perfect! I felt so much lighter and free of the heaviness and accumulated stress of the week. I want to make this a part of my daily evening routine. Thanks, David, for all you do for the yogis around the world.

raclightfoot
raclightfoot
March 21, 2018
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Going into finals prep season, I really needed this quick break before hitting the books hard and heavy. Feel so much lighter now, and I know I'll be able to focus and retain more material now - thank you.

NAVPLION
NAVPLION
March 11, 2018
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I need to do this class every morning, get it started right. Thanks David!

Paulette9
Paulette9
March 2, 2018
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Great class-as usual! The breathwork was phenominal! I fell stress free. Thank you!

adalexander
adalexander
January 2, 2018
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Didn't think I had any stress, but by the end of the class I felt fabulous and very calm. David, you're a natural teacher, many thanks for a great session.

adalexander
adalexander
December 5, 2017
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Great class! Feel very refreshed. Thanks so much for the classes, they are truly wonderful.

Lizzie888
Lizzie888
December 2, 2017
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Just completed this routine for the first time and feel amazing! Really helped me to 'listen' to my body after the moves and appreciate the energy. Thank you!

Odo Mo-Mkl
Odo Mo-Mkl
October 4, 2017
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Great mellow stress relieving class! Feeling pretty relaxed now, great for just before bed. Only thing I would suggest is to another breath excercise (e.g., lion breath). Thanks again! Cheers :)

Yvonne207
Yvonne207
August 31, 2017
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Loved this day 2 challenge. Really got me thinking about my breathing, so relaxing.

CristinaAurelia
CristinaAurelia
August 10, 2017
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Thank you for teaching the breathing techniques. I've never done them and really like them! All my best to you :)

mjscott88
mjscott88
July 17, 2017
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Such a beautiful class for day two of the yoga challenge, thank you David. I feel refreshed and so incredibly clear after this.

kmwest
kmwest
June 12, 2017
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I've been in my head for days now and this practice helped me shake it. I will definitely be adding this to my weekly routine.

Thank you :)

hkelley002
hkelley002
June 5, 2017
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After a stressful day teaching 11 and 12 year olds (who are super hyper about summer vacation starting in less than a week!) this was perfect for reducing my stress level. Thank you!

moonandgrace
moonandgrace
May 29, 2017
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I have been having anxiety attacks for weeks and have not been able to practice yoga due to illness. I finally decided it was time to take steps towards healing myself and your class was a balm on my body and soul. I felt the cage around my chest loosen for the first time in weeks. Thank you.

eumaeus
eumaeus
May 21, 2017
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Thank you - this was great even though it is about 10 days since I did day 1! Came out feeling much less stressed and much more ready to face the week.

adare2bu
adare2bu
April 25, 2017
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I appreciated the detailed instruction with the breathing ~ thank you! The squat thing was a bit difficult for this newbie ~ ~ so kinda squared and just for a bit : )

Alissakjohnson
Alissakjohnson
April 25, 2017
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I so needed this practice today as my week is full and I have many demands to meet in the coming days. Thank you for the breath work and for helping me shed the stress!