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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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Sea2Sea
Sea2Sea
March 28, 2017
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Thank you for this class! I now understand the breath of fire. I've only received real quick instruction and didn't have a grasp on it. The breath of joy was another helpful exercise. Now I understand the value of knowing these two breathing techniques.

solitaeryfaerie
solitaeryfaerie
March 14, 2017
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i like your gentle teaching style, i feel very calm now and will remember those breathing exercises next time i find myself getting stressful! thanks david :)

TriDorisimo
TriDorisimo
March 6, 2017
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Thanks David - second time I've done this one and really clicked this time.. I really got the energy, flow and tingling sensations ; the breathing exercises were awesome! Definitely less stressed after than before!

mkzs23
mkzs23
March 6, 2017
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Thank you! All these breathing exercises were new to me, but they were fun and they helped

Bill777
Bill777
March 5, 2017
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Thank you! Loosened my quads and hips! Love the breathing too! Very relaxing.

vshylaja
vshylaja
March 1, 2017
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Thank you for this 2nd day video. It really worked for me as the title says "Yoga for Stress Relief"

oaklad
oaklad
February 27, 2017
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Thank you! I am glad I did this lesson tonight!

yogamumaus
yogamumaus
February 18, 2017
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I enjoyed this class, especially the breath of joy. I was expecting there to be more flow than there was, more poses and movement. It was a nice change though.

kduback
kduback
February 14, 2017
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He gives directions and then doesn't actually follow them, "Take 3 breaths," but when you try to get focused on your count, he starts exhaling at random intervals. Side note, for a relaxation session, you should probably have at least some focus on the neck and shoulders, or else none of your female viewers will relax. This is probably one of the least enjoyable yogis I've experienced.

terkalin
terkalin
February 9, 2017
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A a good slow-down, mostly breathing and some stretching. I could have used more detailed instruction on the quick breathing and some possible alternatives for a few of the stretches which seemed a little deep for my rusty knees. Still, a peaceful background and probably a good one to use after a stressful day.

yogiinspired
yogiinspired
February 5, 2017
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thank you really relaxing and destressing loved the breathing techniques all though they felt kind of silly lol however it was great. I gave it a star less than five because i was looking for more of a workout but this is good to start out from the beginning. Love yoga. Gonna try the intermediate version when im done this and than the 14 day challenge. Awesome website too!!

Francine P
Francine P
January 21, 2017
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very relaxing , perfect stretches for the thighs. Thank you

LydiaMS
LydiaMS
January 17, 2017
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I found the explanation of the fire breathe and the associated arms really hard to follow

jkepple79
jkepple79
January 15, 2017
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Thank you so much David! There were new breaths and poses that I hadn't done before and the session was very relaxing. It even loosened me up after a run yesterday.

aetiang
aetiang
January 10, 2017
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Thank you - this was great and really helped me to unwind after a long day at work.

DianeFJohnson
DianeFJohnson
January 3, 2017
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Great way to start the day and the work week. I learned something new today about breath. Thank you. I noticed my self judgment when I almost fell backwards from squat position and then simply found it comical. I'll do this session again. Thank you.

danifel
danifel
January 2, 2017
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Thank you David, after a trauma I ve passed recently this was a really good exercise to help me let it go.

yoga4me2
yoga4me2
January 2, 2017
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David you are wonderful ! I am so very grateful to you for all that you do to help others ..... yoga is so necessary for us all.

YogiCia
YogiCia
January 2, 2017
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I am thankful for the challenge. Although I have been practicing for many years, illness and injury have slowed me down these past 3 years, but I am almost 100% better. Now the real work begins of regaining my strength, flexibility, and endurance. These gentle sequences are prefect for getting back on the horse so to speak.

yogibailey
yogibailey
January 2, 2017
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Very happy with Day #2 of the challenge. Today was my 1st day back to work after a break, and I was feeling the stress kick in already. This session was much needed!

reikivt@gmail.com
reikivt@gmail.com
January 2, 2017
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... Maybe i should move to intermediate altho i am a tried and true hatha yogi, one position at a time and not a fan of flow sequences. Hmmmmm. Going to select my own routine for tonight.

David Procyshyn
David Procyshyn
January 2, 2017
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The next class does have more asanas. It's still a gentle class, but more poses than the first two. The challenge may feel like it's progressing slowly at the beginning if you prefer the classes that focus more on stretch and strength, but we'll get there very soon, I promise. :-)

DeniseYost
DeniseYost
January 2, 2017
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Phenomenal! Second video I've used from this website and both have been great! Thank you.

Reneediane
Reneediane
January 2, 2017
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Thank you for this class, enjoyed from beginning to end. So much to learn about breathing.

Snowdog
Snowdog
January 2, 2017
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Thanks for the classes. I had derailed my efforts to manage my stress. The past two classes reminded me how important it was and is to work on regaining balance.

Snowdog
Snowdog
January 2, 2017
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Thanks for the classes. I had derailed my efforts to manage my stress. The past two classes reminded me how important it was and is to work on regaining balance.

ama1031
ama1031
January 2, 2017
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I cannot thank you enough for the perfect class today! Like many others said, I really need to breath and toss things away today! Namaste.

yogagypsy
yogagypsy
January 2, 2017
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Although I practice here every day anyway, there is some sense of community with the 30 day challenge. Thank you for bringing the yoga studio right into my home, peers and all!

Amanda K.
Amanda K.
January 2, 2017
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I didn't realize that I needed this today! This practice had some pleasantly unexpected moments, particularly the Breath of Joy, which I had never done before. At first, I felt a little silly, but it felt great and I found myself smiling throughout this practice. A great second day to the 30 Day Challenge, I will definitely be coming back to this one.

margotkeyes
margotkeyes
January 2, 2017
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I have difficulties with my four teen daughters right now, and this practice REALLY helps me calm before I begin a day, homeschooling them, helping them in life, jobs, with relationships, etc. Thank you David, as you are a lifesaver!

Chinnitala
Chinnitala
January 2, 2017
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Completed Day2. Thank you for the program. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. Great program!

JudithAnne
JudithAnne
January 2, 2017
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Really enjoyed this! Good way to start the New Year.

weisej
weisej
August 24, 2016
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I really struggle with dealing with stress and anxiety and was having a particularly difficult day, until this! This helped me feel so much more calm and centered. Thank you.

Lwoodcock86
Lwoodcock86
June 12, 2016
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I have been suffering with stress and anxiety recently, and this has really helped. Thank you!

Bluegirl
Bluegirl
April 11, 2016
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Thank you David, I really enjoyed your class, your instructions were easy to follow and your voice was soothing.

alaiel
alaiel
March 21, 2016
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Thank you for this class. It changed my energy in a good way and did it very quickly. I'll certainly do this again!

ama1031
ama1031
March 11, 2016
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Thank you for this practice. I hadn't realized how stressed my mind and body were until those release breathes came. This practice will allow me the grace to move forward in the day with a bit more peace. Namaste.

Shineeka
Shineeka
February 20, 2016
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I really loved this video. I feel the difference in the stress level after finishing it. Thank you, David! Great instruction! The breathing exercises really work.