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7-Day Bad Yogi Yoga Challenge, Day 5: Yoga Backbends & Full Wheel Pose

Welcome to Day 5 of the challenge, everyone!

How’s it going so far? Can you believe that we’re so close to the end? I’m already sad, hahaha!

ANYWAY, here we are at Day 5 and let’s revel in today without getting caught up in the future, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰ย Today is all about backbends and YES, I’ll totally walk you through Full Wheel Pose towards the end! Here’s one thing to remember though: I might give you the option to go in to Full Wheel, but it is exactly that– an option. If you’re not feelin’ it today, just wait until next time.

It’s a great sequence for improving posture and gaining flexibility in the back and spine, so whenever you’re ready, let’d get started!

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  1. Monica


    January 8, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    That was amazing! ๐Ÿ˜€
    This is the first time i do full wheel pose without feeling any pain after, thanks a lot!

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    January 8, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Hi Erin! Thank you so much for sharing your classes with us, I really love your playfulness and your smile! I hope you don’t mind my question, but what kind of app do you use for your mic? Or maybe you don’t even need an app? argh, please enlighten me, hihi. All my love to you!

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    January 9, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    I love the videos but am having a really tough time doing them.. Everyone keeps freezing in the middle! This one I can’t even get to continue playing! ๐Ÿ™ I don’t have this problem with any other videos I plays and never had this problem with yours either until this challenge..

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      Erin Motz

      January 9, 2016 at 7:14 pm

      oh no! have you tried going straight to youtube to watch them?

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    January 10, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    I didn’t think I would like this one as the title seemed pretty scary, but it has been one of the most satisfying flows – even though I couldn’t manage a full wheel, bridge was just right, and my back feels wonderful ๐Ÿ™‚

    Erin, I hope you’ll have some more full-hour flows coming soon!

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      Erin Motz

      January 10, 2016 at 7:47 pm

      thanks, laura! more are coming and i’m really glad you enjoyed this one ๐Ÿ™‚

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    January 11, 2016 at 4:37 am

    I love wheel ,its so great back band pose,thanks Erin

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    Michelle Troche

    January 11, 2016 at 9:08 am

    I am trying to work on back bends, so this class was awesome for me to realize I’m very stiff! More than I thought. I recently got a dharma yoga wheel. Could I practice with it the full wheel pose? I mean, can I integrate it to this workout? Alternatively, do you have videos with the wheel?
    Thank you for the class, and this challenge. _/\_

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    January 11, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    loved the class! Thank you!!

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    Laurie Burns

    January 11, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    loved it,
    the wheel made me feel powerful.

    Thanks Erin!

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      Erin Motz

      January 12, 2016 at 7:36 pm

      ooo, what an amazing comment! ๐Ÿ˜‰ that’s awesome!

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    January 15, 2016 at 8:29 pm


    Thanks for all of these awesome videos! Quick question – for full wheel, I feel like I have enough upper body strength to push into it, but not the upper back flexibility to straighten my arms all of the way. What can I do to work on this?? Thanks!


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      January 15, 2016 at 8:37 pm

      Maybe I just need to push into my legs more??

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    January 25, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    I was nervous to do this class, backbends are not my favorite, but I thought I need to get out of my comfort zone. I got closer to full wheel than I ever have before surprising myself. Thanks Erin!

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