Yoga Strength Basics for Beginners

Dylan Werner

Classes

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    Preview Workout (10:01)

    This is a 10-minute preview of Dylan's Side Body & Core Lift class.
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    Welcome! Before we get started, I want to quickly go over how to best approach this plan in order to get the best results.
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    Welcome to Day 1! We'll begin this series by focusing on scapular strength. This is really important when working through any yoga movement that involves straight arms.
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    A strong core is one of the most essential parts in a balanced Yoga practice. It’s involved in every pose in Yoga, and everything we do today will focus on dynamic movement...
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    What many don’t realize is that backbends really happen through the shoulders, chest, psoas and hips. In this class we focus opening the front body and improving mobility s...
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    Today is a rest day!
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    If you spend much of your time sitting and don’t consider yourself very mobile, this is most likely one of the most essential classes you can take to improve your quality o...
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    Bent arm movements in in yoga require bicep, tricep, core, chest and back strength. This class is designed to help strengthen your upper body so you can better execute pose...
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    End of our first week - great job! One of the most important parts of the core is its ability to stabilize the body. When core stabilization is learned, developed and honed...
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    Yesterday we worked the core muscles in your front body, and today we highlight the muscles in your upper and lower back.
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    Today is a rest day!
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    This class will help strengthen and improve mobility in the quads and hamstrings, which will make Warrior, Chair and Crescent poses much more accessible and easier.
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    Vinyasa is the linking of postures and breaths into what is often called a Yoga "flow." Strengthening it allows for you to advance your practice and further your skills, wh...
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    Awesome work - over half way through week 2! Today we focus on lifting and drawing up from the pelvic floor. By developing this strength, you will begin building the founda...
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    This class will not only help open the back body, but also help you with backbends as you further your practice.
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    We're half way through this series – great job! Today’s class is all about building a balance and equilibrium to help you with standing postures.
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    Today is a rest day!
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    Today is a rest day!
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    As you revisit this class, remember the focus is on engaging out of the arm to be more stable in straight-arm poses, which will translate to better control across the whole...
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    A strong and solid core is something you should always aim for as you further your practice. The stronger your core, the more balanced and stable you and your poses will be...
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    Half way through week 3! It’s important to remember that this is a process and one that takes time, so acknowledge and be proud of the strides you’ve made in establishing a...
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    Mobility is one of the first things we lose as we age and it is an essential part of life. When revisiting this class, note any improvements in your range of motion, mobili...
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    End of week 3 - let's finish strong! Today’s class is all about making you stronger in a more dynamic way.
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    Today is a rest day!
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    Welcome to week 4! Today we revisit core stabilization, which links the upper body to the lower body and will make you lighter, stronger and more balanced in your poses.
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    Strengthening the back muscles lifts the body, helps with posture, and wraps the spine in support. The more we have stability through both sides of the body - both the core...
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    Mid-way through our fourth week! Evaluate how your body has changed in this time – improved mobility, increased flexibility, the ability to hold poses for longer than when ...
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    Having gone through this practice once before, you are more familiar with the postures and can bring more attention and awareness to them this time around.
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    Today is a rest day!
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    Side body and core work are always challenging and require determination to keep going. The body wants to give up though your mind knows you can continue.
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    Two classes left! I’m really proud of your dedication! I know there have been times along this journey that have been difficult and have challenged you, but you’ve stuck wi...
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    Congratulations on completing this series! You have worked so hard and tested your limits over the past 30 days and I am incredibly honored to have gone on this journey wit...