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Yoga Strength Basics for Beginners

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Day 28: Side Body & Core Lift

Dylan Werner

Yoga Strength Basics for Beginners

Dylan Werner

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30. Day 28: Side Body & Core Lift


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1 Preview Workout Duration:10:04
2 How-To Approach This Class Duration:01:31
3 Day 1: Scapular Strength Duration:25:51
4 Day 2: Core Strengthening Duration:18:30
5 Day 3: Front Body Opening Duration:20:19
6 Day 4: Rest Duration:
7 Day 5: Mobility & Movement Duration:21:07
8 Day 6: Bent Arm Strength Duration:20:26
9 Day 7: Core Stability Duration:20:51
10 Day 8: Back Body Strength Duration:19:53
11 Day 9: Rest Duration:
12 Day 10: Leg Strength Duration:25:39
14 Day 12: Side Body & Core Lift Duration:19:13
15 Day 13: Back Body Opening Duration:23:13
16 Day 14: Standing Balance Duration:27:16
17 Day 15: Rest Duration:
18 Day 16: Rest Duration:
19 Day 17: Scapular Strength Duration:25:51
20 Day 18: Core Strengthening Duration:18:30
21 Day 19: Front Body Opening Duration:20:19
22 Day 20: Mobility & Movement Duration:21:07
23 Day 21: Bent Arm Strength Duration:20:26
24 Day 22: Rest Duration:
25 Day 23: Static Core Stability Duration:20:51
26 Day 24: Back Body Strength Duration:19:53
27 Day 25: Leg Strength Duration:25:39
29 Day 27: Rest Duration:
30 Day 28: Side Body & Core Lift Duration:19:13
31 Day 29: Back Body Opening Duration:23:13
32 Day 30: Standing Balance Duration:27:16

Lesson Info

Day 28: Side Body & Core Lift

when we start finding our core strength in our core stability, it's important to also include into the ability toe lift the court, pull up the pelvic floor. We hear this the concept of bond us right, the bonuses this lift is drawing up. We use it from everything from stepping from downward facing dog Teoh high lunge to press in a handstand or coming up into crow. So by developing this core lift, were able to move into these advanced postures. Also, with that, we really want to make sure that we're supporting everything through the side body. And to do that, you have to work the side body and work into side body control. Let's start on our back. Lay down. Used the core. Of course, to come down onto the back, draw the knees into the chest is gonna start with a nice little gentle twists or draw both needs over towards the left. Bring the gays the right kind of releasing into the back, and I want you to really think of drawing the right hip away from the right shoulder and pulling the righ...

t shoulder up to the right corner of the room. This creates a nice a little bit. Nice bit of length through the side body. Could even assist with the left hand to press out. Maybe feeling a little bit of lake an extension through the bottom part of the spine. Come back to center, squeeze the needs in. Take the knees over towards the right, reach out towards the left again. You reach the left shoulder up towards the left corner of the room and lengthened the outer left hip away. Just creating a little bit of pressure and you might not be able to see it, but hopefully you could feel it in your body. And if you don't feel it, it's OK. Don't focus too much on it. Just focus on getting a nice twist through the spine. Come on to the back. We're gonna warm up the body with a little bit of bicycle crunches. Now, this is, Ah, pretty basic and common thing to do, But it's also really effective, especially if you take some control into it into doing it right. We're gonna do these really slow. So bring the knees up, bring the feet up, bring the hands behind the back. When she was straight in the right leg. Out. Take the right elbow towards the left knee and crunch up. Find the slow crunch. Bring it back straight in the left leg at the same time. Lift the left elbow up towards the right knee. Find a little crunch this side body for one, back to three. Try to keep the just open for right side five. Lift six seven a. Nine. Last 1 Set the feet down. Let the belly relax. If you did those right, you should feel a lot through the belly, especially if you're working through all the other core stuff. It should start to cook. Start to talk to you. Pull the knees into the chest, reaching arms out to the side walls like this. Take the shins parallel to the mat. Let both knees fall over towards the left, create a little bit of length and stretch to this side body. I want you to engage the right side of the court as you pull the knees back up to center. Take him over towards the right for one. Bring it up to center, take it over to the left, up to center, over to the right. for two upset her. Left right. Use the core for engagement. Four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10. Set the feet down. Relax. So just a little bit to the side body. More than anything, you're learning how to control. You know, as we move into twist. And we worked through twist when we want to think of controlling the side body to move into it and actually using the muscles and stuff to bring us deeper into these twist. Plant the feet, lift the chest up to take the right arm. We're gonna reach it. Overpass the left, shin or kaffirs Far. Four days. You can pull it up for 10 nine eight. Contracting in the side body seven, six, five, four, three to one. Switch sides for 10. Nine A reach seven six, five four, three to one. Good job. Draw the knees in the chest. Take a deep inhale. Open the mouth. Exhale one more time. Deep inhale. Open the mouth. Exhale. Roll up. Cross the ankles. Come on to the knees. Come on to the forms. Extend the legs back. We're gonna come onto the outer edge of the right foot finding form side playing. You could support that yourself by keeping the left hand down on the mat Or if you can bring the hand to the hip or to the back of the head, I'm gonna show it with the hand on the mat. Gonna lift up to the side body really want you to think of finding the supporting engagement through the side body, then lower down, pull it up and contract for five each time. Pressing the left hip or the right hip is high up to the sky as you can. Four. Get three. Work on this lift to last one. Come down, move on to the forms. Maybe you could go through without putting the knees down. If you need to put the news and come onto the left side, stack the feet, bring the right hand down. You want to pull the right hip on top of the left, Press down into the hand. Lower the hip down, pull it up. Engage the side body for five slowly lower, lifted up for slowly. Lower three lower down to lower one. Hold it up. Come down onto both forms. Talk the tailbone, engage the core. Bring the knees down to the Met. Sit back. Rest. Maybe bring the hands behind the back and lift the chest up. Check out the arms. Little twist to the side body. Come to the hands and knees. Wrap the triceps back, set the feedback. So we're gonna first find plank, pose, talk the tailbone and said the knees down. We're gonna send the chest forward, pull the shoulders back like this. We're going around and tuck. Really? Just working on to engage in the core and finding this little bit of lift. Right? Think tuck tailbone a lot. Open it up. Closing the core for nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three to one. Good. Walk the knees in grab a set of blocks or cans or whatever you have come into a high lunch supplanted blocks alongside the foot again. We're gonna find whatever level is necessary for you. You know, maybe it's even know blocks and hands on the mat. That's that's great if you're there. But, you know, always start the higher, And if this isn't high enough, you know, stack the blocks. Bring another block down to get to the proper height that you need to find the exercise but we're gonna start with this high right here. Come into a nice high lunch. I want the need directly over the ankle or directly above the ankle. Wrap the traces back, press into the hands nice and high up on the back toast. Now we're gonna work on lifting the core. I want you to keep the hell directly underneath the knee. We're gonna lift the foot straight up, lifted up like this and hold for five. Set it down. Really? Using the quarter. Bring it there for Set it down. Three down to down. Last one. Hold for three to one. Set the foot down. Step the left foot. Ford, step the right foot back. Switch it out. Other side square the hips off, wrapped the triceps. Press the center, the heart up. So we're still keeping that scapular engagement. Lift the left foot up. Set it down for five. Four, three to last one. Hold it here for three to one. Set the foot down. Step Ford. Set the blocks off to the side. Relax. Set down and he'll come up. Coming to Ah, short and wide legged stance. Turn the right toes. Ford! It's been the back foot out of 45. Once you take your left hip and kind of cock it back a little bit, pulling the right hip in and under, take the right hand down to the inside. Contract the court here. So, nose, if you have a Backman or fourfold, I see this a lot. In triangle pose. People either open up way back or their hunch way over like this. We want to think of having the body against a wall or even between two planes of glass. Reach the left hand up to the sky. Try not to rest the right hand against the right lake, but let it hover slightly out and lift up. Engaged to the side body for 10. Keep a slight bend in the right knee. Lift up nine eight seven, six five Really field do Sai body for three to one. Good. Bring the hands of the hips. Pivot the right toes in. Switch out to your site. Left toes. Ford reached the right hip back. Take the left arm Ford. Create this space. Bring the left hand to the inside of the right lakes. Slight bend in the right knee. Reached the right arm up. Lift up to the side body. Engage up for nine a seven, six, five, four, three to one. Come up to center. Good job in here. Oops. And the hips Ford exhale Fold for step to the front of the map and the needs sit down onto the but last little bit of core that we're gonna dio plant the feet onto the mat to sit back, take the hands together like this. Now we'll do it with the heels down if you're looking form or you could always hover the heels a little bit, which makes a lot harder. And then if you're really looking for something straight in the lakes up But we're normal people, so let's do it with the heels down. Reach the arms. Ford, keep the core engaged. Take the fingers over towards the right point down. Maybe you could touch down onto it if you can't touch, take a block there. Just so you have somewhere to go towards take it over to the left. So what I mean is have a block like this where you touched down Just so you know, your least going that far. If you can't go all the way to the mat. But maybe you can. We'll go all the way down. We'll do it for 20 over to the right. 19. 18. Twist through the waist. 14. Try not to rush these. nine A seven, six, five, four. Last three to one. Good job. Straighten the legs out. Pull the left heel into the right lake. Press out through the right leg. Turn towards the left knee. Sit up. Nice. Until reach the left arm up overhead, we're gonna Seidman into the right leg just to stretch out through the left side of the body. You know, don't worry about taking it all the way down to the foot. I want you to think of opening the chest up more. Maybe bring the hand to the back of the head and open up here. This feels good that maybe you could reach the right arm fordm or or come to your depth. Doesn't really think so much about depth or how close he could get to your foot. I just want you to think about finding the extension, and this stretch through the side body should feel it all the way through this part right here. Open up. Tryto press the head into the hand. Open the neck. A little bit sore. Not crunching in. Come up. Switch sides six and left. Leg out. Turn towards the right knee. Reach the right hand up. Create this nice lengthen extension This side Body, Reach over towards the left foot. Bring the right hand to the back of the head. Open up. Send the L A. Bill up to the sky. It's OK. It doesn't matter how far how close we are to that lake. We just want to feel the stretch through the right side of the body and slow the breath. Try not try to not make this afford fold. Really? Make it aside ful Back up to center. Take the legs around to the front of the matter. Press into the heels, reach the arms. Ford slowly come down onto the back slow and controlled. When you get there, reach the arms overhead. Take the left foot over to the left and then take the right foot over to meet it. Reach the arms over. So you're creating a little bit of a side bend. This banana body out and stretch out through the side body deep. Inhale. If you don't feel it, reached the feet over a little bit more until you dio try to keep the right hip grounded down and reach out. You could even grab ahold of the right risks and take a little extension with it back to center. Take the right foot over to the right mirror with the left. Match it with the left, reached the right arm over. Reached the left arm over. Maybe grab the little left wrist and reaching. Stay grounded down. Breathe deep into the right side of the body. Really create the stretch just by adding the mindfulness into it in the breath into it. If you're not feeling it, move to you. Feel it. We're looking to find a stretch to the left of the body back to center. Rather needs in. Keep a hold of right leg straight in the left. Take it over a little twist. Turn to the back straight in the right lake. Take the left knee over little twist to the back President. Inhale, Exhale release the lakes. Enter into Shiva Sena. Take a few more minutes in Chivas in a two or three Mr Release and relax. Take the much needed rest that you need. We're working a side body stuff in any kind of core. It's always challenging. It requires a lot of determination to not give up. The body says Quit and you want to keep on going. Let the mind to control the body. This is where we bring the mindfulness to the practice. Thank you for letting me share my practice with you. Would love and gratitude Low cost Semesta Suki No Bob into Melbourne's Be Happy and free home Shonte Shonte Shonte Not must a

Class Description

Skill level: Beginner
Classes: 12
Time: 20-30 minutes
Cycle: 30 days

A yoga routine for strength practice offers so many incredible benefits to creators. It helps clear the mind and relieve stress, leaving you better able to think and concentrate on your work. It exercises the body and builds strength and endurance while tapping into the deepest parts of your mind to discover true inspiration. These strength yoga for beginners classes will help you:

  • Feel confident and empowered
  • Build your strength in the four major strength categories: core, straight and bent arm, back and legs

Instructor Dylan Werner grew up in the mountains of Southern California and became interested in fitness, movement, extreme sports, photography and nature at an early age. Dylan travels extensively, teaching at workshops, instructor trainings, festivals and retreats. He has taught more than 400 workshops and events in more than 60 countries. He is passionate about spreading his love for yoga and helping others by sharing his journey. Dylan’s strength yoga for beginners course will instruct you in:

  • Movement, handstands, arm balances and creative sequencing
  • Building your confidence
  • Achieving a profound level of calm and peace

Workout Descriptions:

Day 1: Scapular Strength
This series will begin by focusing on scapular strength, which is very important when working through any yoga movement that involves straight arms.

Day 2: Core Strengthening
A strong core is one of the most essential parts in a balanced yoga practice. It’s involved in every pose in yoga, and this class will focus on dynamic yoga for abs and core. If you're just starting out, some of these poses may challenge you, but they’ll provide room to grow.

Day 3: Front Body Opening
Backbends use the shoulders, chest, psoas and hips. In this class, we focus on yoga poses to stretch hips to open the front body and improve mobility so that you can prepare your body for backbends or deepen your existing backbend.

Day 4: Rest Day
Recharge today!

Day 5: Mobility and Movement
These yoga mobility exercises are essential to combat the side effects of being stationary, especially if you are stuck at a desk all day. Even if you have an active lifestyle, there are benefits from increased movement and activity.

Day 6: Bent Arm Strength
Yoga arm exercises require bicep, tricep, core, chest and back strength. This class is designed to help strengthen your upper body so you can better execute poses like chaturanga, down dog and up dog.

Day 7: Core Stability
One of the most important parts of the core is the ability to stabilize the body. Through developing yoga core stability, a whole new group of yoga poses and transitions are available to you.

Day 8: Back Body Strength
This yoga poses for back strength class develops the other side of your core, highlighting the muscles in your upper and lower back.

Day 9: Rest
Rest up!!

Day 10: Leg Strength
This yoga for leg strength class will help strengthen and improve mobility in the quads and hamstrings, which will make warrior, chair and crescent poses much more attainable.

Day 11: Strengthen Your Vinyasa
Vinyasa links postures and breaths into a basic vinyasa flow. Through strengthening your vinyasa, you are able to move more efficiently and quickly through a flow to advance your practice.

Day 12: Side Body and Core Lift
By lifting and drawing up from the pelvic floor, you will begin building the foundation to eventually move into more advanced yoga poses for strong

core, postures and transitions.

Day 13: Back Body Opening
These yoga poses for your back will not only help open the back body, but also help you with backbends as you further your practice.

Day 14: Standing Balance
This standing balance yoga class helps you build balance and equilibrium to help you with standing postures.

Day 15: Rest
Take a rest!

Day 16: Rest
Take another rest!

Repeat for Programming
Day 17: Scapular Strength
Day 18: Core Strengthening
Day 19: Front Body Opening
Day 20: Mobility and Movement
Day 21: Bent Arm Strength
Day 22: Rest
Day 23: Core Stability
Day 24: Back Body Strength
Day 25: Leg Strength
Day 26: Strengthen Your Vinyasa
Day 27: Rest day
Day 28: Side Body and Core Lift
Day 29: Back Body Opening
Day 30: Standing Balance



Yoga Strength Basics for Beginners has an amazing amount of quality content. The title of the class says it all. These workouts are designed to target various muscle groups in the body to build strength and stamina, which can be applied to yoga moves or, quite frankly, to living life to its fullest. Each class begins with a short warm up of the targeted body part and ends with a short relaxation. Instructor Dylan Werner, offers clear, concise instructions about how to position yourself and how to perform the movements properly. As a novice in the world of yoga, I appreciated his suggestions for beginner modifications and his pleasant and encouraging tone. The workouts have no background music, which means you can have your own music playing at the same time, if you choose. In addition, it was easy to find time in the day for these lessons, as they range in length from 18-27 minutes. Thanks to the presentation of this class as a 30-day program, where 12 individual lessons are offered twice with six intermittent rest days, I feel it helped foster a routine for me. The skill level of this class is set to “beginner,” and while I believe anyone can learn from these videos, I think it did help me to already have some exercising experience (I have been an at-home, video exerciser for over three decades.) I plan to continue watching through this class again and again because the content is so good and I have lots of room for improvement. In my opinion, Yoga Strength Basics for Beginners certainly adds to the quality lineup of classes that Creative Live offers.

Hilary Larson

Great course for yogis of ALL levels. Dylan does an excellent job of explaining how the body should be working through even the "simplest" poses in order to get the most out of your practice & grow stronger faster. Even after just 20 min, my muscles feel it the next day. I look forward to taking what I have learned and integrating it into my own routine! What a nice surprise to find an online course which gets me excited to deepen my yoga practice.

ROxanne FLeck

This is a great class, after years of bad form in yoga due to lack of strength, I am building up my core so I can rock a sun salutation. Straight forward, easy to follow, nice short classes that you can double up on if you want to work more. Super great way to start your day.