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Running with the Devil

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Running with the Devil

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Time to turn up the volume in this up-beat fusion practice with Eric Paskel. Experience new movements in this creative sequence that will stretch you out and elevate your heart rate for a well rounded workout. Don't worry, there will be time for Eric to slow it down and allow the body to soak it all in. Enjoy!


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lgeonie, posted on January 4, 2016

It was SOOOOO hard waking up early after break to take care of myself before the day kicks into high gear. This class was just what I needed when I finally got up and embraced the day. Yawns and all! Thank you! Bring it in, devil!!!

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on January 4, 2016

@LGEONIE, thank you for sharing your practice with us. You can always add this video to your playlist to watch again anytime.


tammy finnerty, posted on December 14, 2015

WOW. This sequence, this energy......theses words..... are just what I needed to transform, and remember.....Thank you Eric. Great class.

Teelove, posted on December 9, 2015

i am a single working parent. so finding time for yoga is always chanllenging . This practice is such a well rounded 30 min full body workout and relaxation and perfect for busy people like myself . Thank you Eric Paskel . I look forward to your next video . Namaste

Eric Paskel, posted on April 8, 2016

Thanks for your comments @teelove

Hope you have checked out more of my videos!


madilyn.hartman, posted on November 9, 2015

Hey Eric,
I'm not sure if you remember me but I practiced with you in Snowshoe. I've been reminiscing and signed up for Gaiam to experience your class again! It did not disappoint, so thank you! I can't wait for you to have some more videos up!


Eric Paskel, posted on November 13, 2015

Hey Madilyn,
Snowshoe was awesome. What a great backdrop for yoga! Your words are so kind. Gaiam is a great way to experience all kinds of yoga taught by great teachers. So happy that mine did not disappoint you. More of my videos will be coming soon. Can't wait for you to try them. Until then...Peace, EP

alisonb, posted on October 31, 2015

I like the mix up a lot. i also wish there was a little more of warm up asanas of some sort before we got into the deep bending, side squats, at least in the morning... thanks

Eric Paskel, posted on October 31, 2015

Thanks for your comments. I agree with the need to warm up the body before asking it to really work. However, because the class is only 31 minutes long, there is not much time for warmups.
Please try this class again, maybe having warmed up beforehand will be the way to go. Or maybe try my Soul Scrub class for a slower paced class. EP

chirojo, posted on October 31, 2015

I'll revisit this one often. Fun, energizing, a great workout and Eric is a hoot! Thanks!

Eric Paskel, posted on October 31, 2015

The beauty of My Yoga tv is that you can come back time and again. So "just do it"! EP

DSReskin, posted on October 24, 2015

So cool to hear Afrobeta's music in the background! Great, fun class.

Eric Paskel, posted on October 28, 2015

You are really attuned to the sound. Glad you like Afrobeta. Thanks for your kind words. Hope you will come back again soon. EP

OrlandoTerp, posted on October 14, 2015

This was a refreshing change. And as much as I didn't really want to sweat, the cardio was very needed. And I enjoyed mixing it up. Thanks for the humor and just being real. I also appreciated that it was like a real class ... you weren't narrating the video after recording.

Eric Paskel, posted on October 15, 2015

Hi! Thanks for your kind words. I'm thrilled you enjoyed the workout and as always I keep it real.. For better or worse! EP

sue37, posted on October 12, 2015

Love what you're doing, even if it doesn't necessarily feel good?

My yoga feels good. Always.

Maybe this isn't my yoga.

Eric Paskel, posted on October 13, 2015

Hi! Try Soul Scrub. No class is for everyone, and if you "get" me but the flow doesn't suit you then it's the type of class not the "yoga". Food for thought: obviously you know yourself and if something isn't right it's not! Having said that make sure you know the difference between something not being right for you and not feeling good bc one of the most famous lines from yoga scripture is "what's like poison in the beginning is like nectar in the end and what is like nectar in the beginning is poison in the end". The street version: things that often feel good aren't necessary good for us and things that feel bad aren't necessarily bad for us. For me yoga never "feels good". I'm always uncomfortable, challenged and pushed in ways I'd rather not be... And.. There's nothing better. I'd certainly rather be doing a lot of other things! Hope that helps and thank you so very much for reaching out and sharing your thoughts. EP

damlab, posted on October 12, 2015

What a breath of fresh air! Please please more videos like this that combine humor, heat and interval training. Loved it. Loved how comfortable and down to earth Eric was.

Eric Paskel, posted on October 13, 2015

More to come soon! Thanks for the love, EP

ecalarese, posted on October 11, 2015

I usually do ashtanga and this was a fun change of pace to mix it up. I want to know the pants that Eric is wearing?

Eric Paskel, posted on October 11, 2015

I really appreciate your open mindedness! I was ashtanga trained myself so I know how wonderful that practice it is and how refreshing it is to change it up! Now for the pants.... Acne studios , that's the brand! EP

Sheepy11, posted on October 10, 2015

I really, really wanted to like this class, but really didn't. I feel the warmup before going into moves which make demands on both muscular elasticity and cardiovascular fitness was not adequate, and not progressive. The sequences and execution of moves were messy and didn't seem to follow an order which made any sense. I'm all for fusion of forms and for experimentation, but this class seemed to be a mishmash of moves and full of platitudes, rather than a mind/body workout of any sort. I work out regularly, I practice yoga regularly, and I teach dance (my company also started with a rock 'n'roll theme) , so I am both an experienced student and teacher and would not make a criticism lightly. I didn't even make it to the end of the video ( I got to 17 minutes), because I coudn't stand the format and presentation of the class. If I were someone new to yoga or new to exercise I would be discouraged from returning. I'm actually surprised Gaiam allowed this to be put up in its current form. Really disappointing as I saw the description and couldn't wait to experience the class.

Eric Paskel, posted on October 11, 2015

Hi, I just wanted to reach out and tell you that I'm sorry you didn't connect in any way to the video. As you know no video is for "everyone" but I work very hard to ensure that something positive can be taken from anything I do, again my apologies you didn't find that. It's fascinting to see how a workout like this can create so much feedback that is different. I received a few private messages today with students who couldn't thank me enough for such an incredibly, thought out journey. They aren't right! Neither are you! Nor am I.. This was simply a class. For some it was brilliant, for others it was a blunder and for me I'm simply doing my best. I hope you give me and Gaiam another chance with other vidoes whether mine or another teacher. With Prem and Om, EP

aliceaustin, posted on October 11, 2015

Fully agree!

patriciandc, posted on October 9, 2015

I usually lean toward slower hatha yoga flows, but this was a fun change of pace. Love the positive affirmations in this practice - they really kept me going during the more challenging poses. Namaste, Eric!

Eric Paskel, posted on October 11, 2015

Thanks! Try soul scrub, it will be right up your alley and when you feel the need to mix it up you have this to come back to! Let me know what you think of soul scrub. Thanks for reaching out. EP

saol, posted on October 9, 2015

I was going to go for a run, but really felt like I needed to be stretched out. I was happy to get the heart rate up and stretch. Thanks for the earlier comment on knees. I did back off a bit and that worked well. (My days of deep squats are over unless I have heels up or just do not go deep.) I thought the cues were ok. Although I admit in most of these classes I am often one step behind by choice. I held crow a lot longer and camel than cued.

Eric Paskel, posted on October 11, 2015

I'm glad you got what you needed! This class isn't for everyone, it's always nice to hear from the ones it speaks to. EP

lauradodge9, posted on October 8, 2015

I wanted to like this, and I did love the instructor's enthusiasm.. but it (a) hurt my knees and (b) was hard for me to follow cues w/o straining to look at the screen. Thank you, though, for the unique spin the instructor put into practice!

Eric Paskel, posted on October 8, 2015

Hi Laura, thanks for the feedback! This video is fast paced & has some medium to high impact moves. A couple of suggestions since which may help. In this kind of video from a strictly learning stand point be patient and give a few "go's". You will pick up on the cues this way without creating strain, if you miss something don't worry about it, you will get next time! Secondly with the knees feel free to use microflexion instead of deep lunges or squats, remain static in a lunge or squat rather than bounce or jump or lastly just skip over any move that bothers the knee. Finally, if you know yourself and if this flow isn't for you, try "Soul Scrub" which is very restorative and Flows in a whole different vain. I really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience, give a heads up to others and at the same time remain open to receiving a few things you liked! If you choose to watch RWD again or do SS please share your feedback. EP

pjhoff, posted on October 9, 2015

I had a bit of trouble following it too, especially since some of the camera angles didn't make it quite clear what exactly was happening. But I improvised something that looked like a reasonable facsimile. :) Thanks for a peppy workout that breaks out of the typical yoga box. I liked this as a change from typical yoga fare.

Eric Paskel, posted on October 11, 2015

For your comment! We will work to improve the angles and cuing but you my friend keep doing what you do! It's great you improvised and went with your "own practice"! This kind of class gets much easier to follow on your second and third run through, give it another go and let me know how it went! EP

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