Standing Pose Sequence for Strength Video
Standing Pose Sequence for Strength

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Standing Pose Sequence for Strength

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A 30 Minute class focusing on a standing pose sequence that will build strength. Great for strength building, toning, weight loss and stress relief.

Note – This class is contraindicated for those with wrist or shoulder issues.


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sarahd_2, posted on December 16, 2014

Another great class from David! Thank you.

pranavayu, posted on January 7, 2015

Thank you Sarah! I'm glad that you enjoyed the class.

KeithA@GTV, posted on December 16, 2014

@sarahd_2 - This is a good one. Hope you've enjoyed many more from David we have on the site!

tinnageneve, posted on December 10, 2014

Thank you David!
How have I missed this one?
What a lovely, complete, short yet energy demanding and streching session!
Got my heart beating and love the twists and triagle streches.
Will for my practice, add supported shoulderstand and plow pose to "oxynate" brain and ready to go!

pranavayu, posted on January 7, 2015

Thank you! It's great to reconnect. Hope you had a great holiday season!

OneLove2002, posted on October 26, 2014

I often find it hard to feel "complete" when I do a shorter yoga practice, but this practice was wonderful. The right mix of physical challenge and meditation to allow me to leave feeling strong, calm, and centred. David, as always, your teaching is a gift. Namaste @pranavayu.

pranavayu, posted on January 7, 2015

Thank you!

spdaphne, posted on October 2, 2014

Granted I decided to do this in my apartment on a hot evening (it's in the 80s outside), so this got me a bit warm! My thighs were burning, but I kept at it. Felt good. Loved the meditation at the end "rising rising falling falling" was great. I think I'll use that now when I meditate to keep me focused on the present. Thanks David, you're one of my fav instructors on here!

pranavayu, posted on January 7, 2015

That's really nice of you to say. Thanks so much!

pranavayu, posted on June 10, 2014

@tani All right Tani! I'm glad that you and your husband enjoyed the practice. Thanks so much for the shoutout.

pranavayu, posted on June 10, 2014

@kdonchak Thank you Kathy! I'm so glad to hear that you've been practicing with your kids. What a fun way to hang out. I wish that I'd found yoga when I was four. :-)

pranavayu, posted on June 10, 2014

Thank you! @bcromley @zinful71 @Kaneki @Sjrichardson

bcromley, posted on June 9, 2014

This was a perfect. It's great for moms that only have a little time, but want a challenge! Thank you!

zinful71, posted on May 9, 2014

That was challenging. Loved that you fit so much into 30 minutes.

Kaneki, posted on May 3, 2014

Still my all time fave. Thank you.

Sjrichardson, posted on April 21, 2014

Wonderful! I can always count on your practices to leave my joints more supple and open, your classes are a real blessing for me and i am grateful to you David. Xx

kdonchak, posted on March 4, 2014

Another great class David. I did this one with my twin 4 yr old boys. Your visualizations are great for children as they learn about themselves. I hope they continue with yoga as they get older, as I am not an expert, but cherish my time on the mat... even if there is noise in the background/

elisi, posted on January 15, 2014

Love your sense of humour Gorgeous, it got me through what was, for a beginner, a challenging practice, thanks <3

tani, posted on January 13, 2014

David I just did this practice with my husband after telling him you are now my favorite teacher. He sweated like crazy (summer in Australia) and agrees with me now! Adding this to my favorites as a great 30min thorough alternative. (BTW I actually closed my eyes through much of this, and was able to move and follow along with just your instructions). Thank you.

Cutelildevil666, posted on January 8, 2014

I did this as an alternative to the longer video, because I don't have a full hour this morning. I liked this practice, thanks!

malkayoga, posted on January 7, 2014

Thanks David, this was exactly what I needed tonight.

dalke, posted on January 7, 2014

Thank you, David. I feel present, calm, and alert :)

Laneys22, posted on December 31, 2013

A wonderful practice to end my year- thanks for the challenges in balance!

blgeorge123, posted on December 31, 2013

Love this practice! Just getting back to yoga after about two years and the instructions are terrific thank you!

ColleenHL, posted on September 12, 2013

Thank you for this practice David! I don't even have to really watch the video, your directions are so clear, I just have to listen and follow. I appreciate the humour as well :).

pranavayu, posted on July 19, 2013

@Katykookaburra All right Kate! Thanks for giving it a go!

Katykookaburra, posted on July 17, 2013

First time I have done this practice first thing in the morning. I feel strong and energised now. Thank you.

pranavayu, posted on June 21, 2013

Hi Fernanda! It's good to see you again. I'm really glad that you had fun with the video. Hope Portugal is treating you well. :)

Fermoreira, posted on June 21, 2013

My first time with this sequence. As expected loved it and I'm amazed as it feels like an hour practice and meditation included too. Always a surprise and a pleasure to follow your directions David. Thanks and Love from Portugal.

davidmagone, posted on April 3, 2013

Good to see you Nicole! I hope that you're thawing out up there in Buffalo! Winter's really stretching out this year isn't it? Thank you Susanna and Elleen. @Suserra @Nicole Urdang @eileenbote

Suserra, posted on March 31, 2013

Looove it! :)

NicoleUrdang, posted on March 28, 2013

Great clarity, great pacing!
Thank you.

eileenbote, posted on March 18, 2013

I really enjoyed this class. Although it was short, it had everything my body and mind needed. Thank you for your simple, clear instructions.

pranavayu, posted on March 16, 2013

Thanks for practicing Robyn!

houseofseven, posted on March 16, 2013

Wonderful, great for end of a day destress and energiser, thank you:)

pranavayu, posted on March 5, 2013

Thanks for the positive feedback Amy and Montlake!

pranavayu, posted on March 5, 2013

That's super cool Darci! I'm really glad to hear that you're getting into the practice. Progress is slow at first, but after a while you stop caring because it feels so great! @darci611

darci611, posted on March 4, 2013

I have attempted getting into Yoga a few times and have found it frustrating the first couple of times. Since I have started doing your classes though, I am really getting into it. Your instructions help push me to go further and instead of feeling frustrated, I feel relief that I get better with each class! Thank you for sharing your skill!

AmyOBarYoga, posted on February 21, 2013

I'm always amazed how complete this short practice feels. It leaves my body energized and mind calm.

montlake, posted on February 16, 2013

Seems like a basic practice, but it is seasoned with surprises! Always an interesting twist, but teaches pateince.

davidmagone, posted on February 2, 2013

@KanekiThanks Kaneki! We'll have some new content up next month, so keep an eye out. Have a great weekend!

Kaneki, posted on February 2, 2013

Still one of my favorites!

davidmagone, posted on January 22, 2013

@creakingtreeThank you kindly for writing Chris! It's great to hear that you're getting into yoga, and I'm glad that I've been able to be part of your practice!

creakingtree, posted on January 19, 2013

David, I really enjoy your classes! I find them to resonate very strongly with me. I especially like how clear you are with your verbal instructions. I'm new to Yoga myself, but classes like yours will keep me on track with my daily practice. Thank you kindly for all your knowledge

davidmagone, posted on December 19, 2012

All right Lynn! That's really great to hear! Happy holidays to you and yours.

lynnv, posted on December 14, 2012

I have been away from my mat for too long, and your practice springs new hope for me, new beginnings. Thank you David.

davidmagone, posted on December 13, 2012

Thank you Agnes and Ana Maria!

davidmagone, posted on December 13, 2012

Hi Melisse,

Thank you! It's great to hear about how you dedicated the energy from you practice.

Forward folding can be a little complex. Some postures like Titibasana require a strong contraction in the abdominals and hip flexors while others such as janu sirsasana might require less, depending on your body and the relative degree of openness that you feel in the pose.

That being said, the hip flexors and abdominals play an important role in many forward folds because they influence the positioning of your sacrum, spinal column and ribcage. To shed light on the subject, I'd recommend that you pick up a copy of "Yoga Body" by Judith Hanson Laster. There's a really good section on "Sacral Counternutation" that delves deeply into this topic.

Hit me up if you have any other questions.


davidmagone, posted on December 13, 2012

Ha! Indeed it can. In fact, if savasana tends to turn into "napasana" it's better to sit upright to stay alert. I usually have people lay down at the end of class to bring the heartbeat down and elicit the relaxation response, but both can be accomplished from seated practice as well.

mayogaroom, posted on December 13, 2012

Hi David;
I am not sure how to ask this question ... but can the seating meditation "be" the savasana ?
Thanks ... always !

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