This full length class is designed with beginners in mind, but is great for anybody looking to get back to basics. If you don't have a block, you can use a thick book, and if you don't have a strap you can use a belt.
Recommended props: 2 blocks, 1 strap
I learned so much. Just an incredible lesson about focus, which releases into expansive calm. Wow! Thank you so much.
Thank you so much for your detailed and nuanced instructions. I discovered you via YogaWorks online streaming classes. I’ve been doing yoga for years and still benefitted from your instructions. My husband and son (level 1) Have learned a lot from your classes as well.
Hi Pan-Fey, That is so wonderful to hear. Sounds like your whole family is doing yoga! Thank you for your kind feedback. I have some newer classes on my Youtube channel: Birgitte Kristen Yoga and Meditation. Warmest, Birgitte
I appreciate the length and extent of instruction in this class. Helped me connect my body to the postures in a way I hadn't thought about before.
Hi Lorri, Thank you so much for your feedback. I am happy to hear that the class worked for you. Namaste, B
I really appreciated the teacher's wisdom in this class. I thought it was wonderful to have such thorough in-depth instruction for these poses. I agree that this isn't necessarily great for real beginners. I think there are a couple videos that are "intro to 2" or "between 1 and 2" or something and that's how I thought of this. I think of this as great for transitioning to level 2. My main critique is that, for me personally, the beginning of the video did NOT work well. Starting out with the abdominal strengthening with little warm up was very hard on me. The rest of the video felt really good.
Hi Elizabeth, Thank you so much for your constructive feedback. Namaste, Birgitte
I haven't actively practiced for some time, and this class is a perfect place for me to start. Holding the standing poses for the specified lengths of time is very challenging, but the explanations for how to get into poses and the recommended adjustments are excellent. Recommended for a beginner only if you are already active.
This video was in my recommendations and listed as 33 minutes long. It's actually 90. I made it through half-way and enjoyed it so far. It's very slow and soothing. Hopefully they correct the time so people can plan better!
A great class- but very challenging for a true beginner! Holding poses for 5-10 breaths is, in my mind, an advanced practice. There was no to hold the pose only as long as you could maintain good form - no suggestion as to which pose might be best to rest in if you couldn't hold the pose for so long. I split the class in half - adding in a warm up for the second half the next day. But, all that said- I'm sure I'll return to it. It's a great class to both learn and to prefect poses.
I'm somewhere between levels 1-2 and I found this practice to be less active than I was hoping...but it was good to hold poses and really become aware of them. A nice refresher to come back to every so often.
I love how this sequence gets right into it by starting off with some solid work on the core muscles, before slowly moving through the full flow, allowing you to truly work on the alignment of those crucial basic poses. Any recommendations for a class that would be a suitable follow-up to this one?
I loved this full length beginners practice.
This was a great and much needed routine that helped me remember the basics and hold positions for longer periods of time. I very much enjoyed the practice. thank you!!!
Melanie Lora Meltzer
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