Hug the Midline Video
Hug the Midline

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Hug the Midline

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It’s time to take it to the next level with Chris Chavez! In this Arm Balance Workshop we will focus on developing the elements necessary to blow your practice wide open as we experiment with fun and challenging arm balances. Arm balances cultivate a deeper sense of strength, stamina, and self-confidence and are a reflection of a refined sense of power and agility that will add sparkle to your practice!


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neepya1114, posted on September 5, 2016

He s sooo funny..I lol so hard ..can't even stay in the pose...

bianchi275, posted on March 15, 2014

Loved this!! Great tips as well as partner spotting thank you!

xitsox, posted on August 2, 2013

It's a great pleasure to be in a class like this. Chris teaches in such a way that makes you feel really in your center ;) Thank you and Namaste :)

rockerbraut, posted on July 30, 2013

Wow, Chris, I am in total honeymoon with you and your style of teaching! Physically, spiritually, but still you have this great sense of humor- I so much felt at home! Thank you

BlissAngel, posted on June 12, 2013

This was a fun and informative practice- It would be easier to plan to partner up with someone, even at home, if possible. I love the long Savasana at the end as well! Added to my favorites - Namaste~

Redhotyogi, posted on March 31, 2013

I was so pleased. Finally managed to kick up not handstand for the first time. Now how o I manage to hold it there? Wonderful practise thank you

chrischavez, posted on December 19, 2012

@FitnessYogiCori, thank you SO much for your beautiful comment!! As you noticed from the video, sometimes I don't have a verbal filter:))) and every once in awhile.... some good stuff makes its way out:)) Lots of love and again, thanks for practicing!

FitnessYogiCori, posted on December 17, 2012

Chris, I was deeply moved by this practice, and it was so much fun! I even posted on my blog about your ideas of centering yourself, and "hugging the midline." Just fantastic, and something I will surely use in my teaching to try to spread the love, many thanks for your teaching. Namaste

CarolineFrenetteMasterIntuitiveCoach, posted on October 26, 2012

A kick ass class and a wonderful teacher: I loved it!

BLF110988, posted on October 24, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed this video!! I truly hope you're able to upload more videos eventually. Out of the dozens and dozens of practices I have used throughout this website, this has by far been my favorite. His energy (even from watching at home!) was motivating and he made the practice fun. Thank you for a great mind + body workout!

ShawnaTurner, posted on October 23, 2012

Awesome Energy!!!! This class was great. Loved the theme of pulling to the midline and the talk of support all around us. Great way to start my day!!!

born2doyoga, posted on October 21, 2012

Wow! Loved all the details and love that you put into your practice. Thank you for sharing!

montlake, posted on October 21, 2012

I enjoyed the class--especially the detailed walking though the poses. I was able to get deeper into the poses than I have before and I was able to understand the poses better. The advanced poses and explanations were also great. Nice commentary in general! I would LOVE to see a recorded class with a voice over for a practice that I could do on a reglar basis. In general live classes are not as compact in terms of time usage. Great energy and guidance on all levels! Thanks!

aldas, posted on October 21, 2012

Yes I am doing this at home and used the wall, i am just a biginner and the wall is luckly still a bit away but i will let you know when i get there. i hope to do this class and poses in the following weeks to come.
i would love to have contol and a little more strength.
this is so amazing to do this with you. I am in South Africa.
Thank you again , Kind Regards, Alda

chrischavez, posted on October 21, 2012

Thanks for the comments! I am glad you are enjoying it!!

If you are working at home, it is a great idea to use a wall to kick up against. The same principles apply: keep your arms and legs straight as you go up!! Be aware that the wall is harder than your foot, so as you start to get closer to vertical, start to think about just "stepping it up" instead of "kicking it up." ENJOY!!

NicoleUrdang, posted on October 20, 2012

Fun and funny.
A bit more partner work than would be optimal for a home practice, but I simply added other postures during that time.

aldas, posted on October 20, 2012

wow wow wow !!! thank you thank you !!! this was so amazing. you look like such a gentle soul thank you for sharing this and for giving me the oppertunity to be in your class today. Thank You

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