Yoga for Lifelong Mobility

Guy Friswell
Instructor Guy Friswell
4.25
Average: 4.3 (8 votes)
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Duration:
30
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“Mobility” refers to your ability to use your body with strength and ease through a full range of motion. This class with Guy focuses on improving the mobility of your body using active engagement of your muscles while stretching. Prepare to do a bit of work … and to feel better as a result! Note: Using a bolster or block for sitting is optional.

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 9 of Total Body Flexibility And Health 14-Day Yoga Challenge For Men.

Yoga for Lifelong Mobility Playlist (to be played with the class)

Click on the playlist below at the 2:30 minute mark of the video to sync it with the class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: You will need a subscription for access to Apple Music, and for music to play ad-free on Spotify and YouTube Music. You will also need to adjust the volume to your preference.

Equipment: None
Style: Hatha Yoga, Slow Flow, Yoga for Strength, Yoga Therapy

Comments

ChrisW 1 week ago

"In the end, it's not what it looks like on the outside, but what it feels like on the inside that really matters." This holds meaning for so many aspects of life. Loved this class and your words on what is important. Thank you.

SMZalokar 1 week ago

There are so many aspects of your instruction that I enjoy. At the top of the list - not just inviting to consider a modification, but teaching/modeling the softer level and offering a deeper option as the modification. People who identify as male or people who have a male body or spirit (and everyone else) can really use more of this. Thank you.

PianoWire 14 hours ago

Well said SMZalokar, and well done Guy! As someone who has limited ranges of motion, it was delightful to take a class in which all the poses felt accessible. More like this, please!

Guy Friswell 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your observation. There's so much wrapped up in both teaching and practicing modifications. I've come from a type-A, performance- and achievement-based background, so my past has been filled with pursuing the idealized and so-called "ultimate" expression of poses. Indeed, I even participated in "yoga competitions" in the first several years of my practice. Weird and antithetical to classical definitions of yoga, I know! We get so caught up in the external expression of poses (think: Instagram yoga), with what it looks like from the outside, that we end up missing the internal feeling of the poses. In the end, it's not what it looks like on the outside, but what it feels like on the inside that really matters. So if I, as a teacher, am always expressing some ultimate pose, it'll quickly get seen as an expression of ego, of performance, and be of no use to a deeper internal inquiry by my students. Dialing into the sweet spot is key. Now of course, my performative ego certainly gets in the way from time to time, and there's videos on this platform where I've succumbed ... but we're all practicing, we're all observing our own selves, and we're all continuously learning through this curious yoga practice. Thanks again for your supportive feedback. Much appreciated! Guy