Our hip opening journey series is coming soon! This will be the first class, which uses externally rotated poses to build heat and get right into the hips. Recommended props: 1 block
I’ve been practicing yoga for a really long time, not a headstandy kind of practice but more of a functional practice. This class is in my top 3 faves. I loved the looong holds, I feel one can tweak the alignment while holding, instead of just getting into a pose then quickly going in to something else. Absolutely loved this creative class Calvin, it will be in my top rotation
Really specific cueing that is helpful for refining poses. That said, many of the poses are held too long for me. I was confused with the instruction of “heel to heel alignment” in warrior 2. I was taught heel to arch alignment in that pose.
Agree w previous comments - poses are held for way too long and there's a lot of talking. Also there is no warmup in the beginning and very little heat built in the first thirty minutes which isn't not conducive to opening up hips, I don't think.
I really enjoyed the sequencing of this class - very well put together. And also changing sides for gowmukhasana. I obviously couldn’t do the advanced version but was fascinating to watch:)
Calvin talks too much & holds body in postures too long.
It just hurts.
I enjoyed the class a lot. Challenging and excellent verbal cues from a neutral (soothing) voice. Calvin's detailed and precise instructions enabled me to have a safer practice at home, one where I didn't have to look up at the laptop (breaking the pose) to figure out what to do next.
very good and clear positioning and alignments. he does talk a lot but its informative and good cues that you can take with you into other practices
Calvin's instructions were detailed and precise. I have a weak lower back and Calvin's instructions are the BEST I've found so far that keep me focused on maintaining length in all sides of the torso at all times even throughout the challenging poses and the long holds. I love his tips, such as rotating the skin of the rib cage towards the heel and putting the biceps at the level of the cheek to avoid overarching the lower back. Thank you! Keep these awesome classes coming!
Too much talking and losing the meditative benefit of yoga. The very long holding of the poses stresses my whole body. I don't believe that's good for my body.
The class was challenging and great, but I felt that starting with holding poses rather than dynamic stretching does not feel good in the body. Similar to how most gym classes will dynamically warm you up, static holds to build heat didn't help my muscles at all. However, I really loved the end with the vinyasas and deep stretching.
I liked this class a lot. But I agree with other commentators about the amount of talking. It's too difficult to absorb all that information, and it can become a distraction. Clearly, Calvin has a lot of knowledge to share, but slightly less talk interspersed with quiet moments to focus would have a greater impact.
This was my first Yogaworks Online class and I enjoyed it and how he held the postures long enough so I could really get into the stretch. I did not think he talked too much at all, since I enjoy hearing instructions in order to help inform my practice and, that way, I didn't have to keep glancing up at screen to see what was going on.
I liked the detailed description of every asana, proves how much u have worked on it!
I felt great after this video! However, I must agree that there was too much talking. Makes me not want to take it again.
I feel so blessed for having taken this class this morning. It was amazing. I really appreciate the detailed instruction, and a anxiously looking forward to the series.
Good, deep class however, too talky and a little boring.
Perfect class! The pacing enabled a very conscious deepening into each posture. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
Silence is golden!...too much talking makes it difficult to want to repeat it.
I liked this class and it was nice to have the surya's at the middle to end of the sequence. Calvin never disappoints!!
Strengthen the lower body, then reward yourself with some feel good stretching to release tension and increase flexibility.
Jump for joy at the relief and strength you'll feel in your hips after this challenging vinyasa practice. Recommended props: 2 blocks
Practice some safe hip opening poses so you can learn how to correctly practice the hip opener double pigeon.
Recommended props: 1 blanket
Open your hips in every direction possible in this well rounded intermediate yoga flow class.
Recommended props: 1 block