You need to be a member to watch this video. If you are a member please log in above. Learn more Hatha Yoga Class 1278 Learn and practice a basic Sun Salutation while paying attention to your breath. A slow, clear and awakening practice appropriate to new comers and anyone wanting a gentle class. Basic April Nunes Tucker 20 min No prop DownloadClick here to learn about watching videos offline on your mobile devicesPlease click this link to confirm you want to download this video. It will be taken from your monthly allownace.
Lovely class. It's so nice to find a class that accommodates inflexible people. Thank you.
I struggle with Yoga, and some Pilates moves, due to tight hamstrings, hips and/or lower back - I'm not always sure which part(s) are causing the inflexibility. In fact, this stiffness is holding my progress back quite significantly. I have real problems with forward flexion, despite having practised Pilates for years. Are there any classes that you would recommend which specifically target these areas?
Amit - yoopod .
Hi Julia. Thanks for your lovely comment. Please don't feel that the tightness is holding you back from progressing... the goal is not to do the exercises with straight legs or to be able to roll down and touch the floor, but rather to improve your own muscular balance in a way that allows you to move and function more easily and without injury. Some people are born with less flexible "genes"... I used to dance with a brilliant dancer who was not flexible at all! (I know it is hard to believe ;o)) Saying that, I can suggest a couple of things- 1) Use a block/thick book to sit on for all the seated exercises- just like you did in this class 2)Try to spend time stretching your hamstrings and gluts before or after the classes. I would NOT try to force the back to bend fwd but would definitely spend time on the legs and hips. I hope this helps. Amit
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