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New Bad Yogi Class: Yoga for Back & Spine Flexibility

Hey everyone! Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Did you do anything exciting for the Superbowl? It being the biggest event in sports, I couldn’t help but to fly my figurative American flag, so I made a giant pot of chili and cheddar biscuits to mark the occasion… even though we only watched half the game because it was 2:30AM by the time it aired in France πŸ˜‰ Hashtag expat struggles, AMIRIGHT?!

ANYWAY, after some serious indulgence at the dinner table this weekend, I’m definitely ready to do some yoga. This class is all about getting more flexible through the back and spine, and it feels absolutely glorious!

Hope you enjoy!

Over to you! How was the weekend?! How did you like this class?Β 

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    Sarah Davies

    February 8, 2016 at 7:03 am

    Ooooh that was so nice. I’m finally coming out the other side of 6months of back issues so building strength and flexibility is top of my ‘to do’ list. Thanks so much for this Erin!

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    February 8, 2016 at 9:55 am

    That class was great. I’ve had back problems for years and I usually avoid backbends when I have back pain. But I’m so glad I did the class, it feels much better now, even after my nemesis, Cobra!

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      Erin Motz

      February 9, 2016 at 10:14 am

      wow, that’s great to hear! glad you liked it πŸ™‚

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    February 8, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Awesome class! It felt really nice on my back. Thank you!

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    February 8, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Another great class, just finished it and I feel great!

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    February 8, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Needed that! Thank you. I really struggle with the one handed down dog, my upper body strength is pretty poor… any suggestions and one other question if I may? When you say “kick in to the feet” do you mean press them down to the floor or straight out? I’ve tried both not sure which is right? Sx

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    Amy P.

    February 8, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    That felt amazing, I might go ahead and do it again. πŸ˜‰

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    February 8, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Great class! I needed that after a stressful day- I had an exam, luckily I passed it! and spending hours on a train.

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    February 8, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Happy Monday bad yogis πŸ™‚ I really enjoyed this one and it was just what I needed. Had a terrible upper back pain whole day. Thank you!

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    February 8, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    Thank you Erin! My husband and I did the class together (along with our cats that snuck in too!) I just printed out your Feb challenge calendar and excited to commit to it to help stay limber through the winter (MA got hit with a snowstorm today, no school, so it was nice to stretch)! I’ve been a long time BadYogi fan and excited to share my love of it with my husband! Thank you for all that you do! xoxo Jackie

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      Erin Motz

      February 9, 2016 at 10:16 am

      that’s wonderful, jackie!! glad the whole family was able to join today too πŸ™‚

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    February 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Puppy pose is my new favorite. Thanks Erin!

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    February 8, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    This was fantastic! I rarely work my back so I need to add this to my rotation. πŸ™‚

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    February 8, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    I’ve been trying to make my back more flexible! I like! Hopefully I can do cool back bends like scorpion! Thanks!

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    February 8, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Thank you! My back needed that- love that it can fit into any busy schedule.

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    February 9, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Finally got to do this this morning. My back is grateful…but does anyone else not like up dog? I always choose cobra when flowing, but I tried up dog today with your prompts. Seriously, that is really hard for me and it is just unpleasant. πŸ™‚ Also, I don’t know if you, Erin, send out the emails, or if it is a states-based associate, but thank you for sending that one so early…even if, (being sheepish here since I know I asked for it), I did not get to use it right away. But normally I would!

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    February 9, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Loved it!
    Erin, you make the best videos for flexibility! πŸ˜€
    Thank you so much, it was just what I needed πŸ˜‰

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    February 9, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Puppy pose felt good! I needed to use a block for my head though, as my shoulder flexibility would not allow my head to reach the floor. I am really enjoying the classes! Thanks!

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    February 9, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Glad I took this one! I love puppy pose and the one handed downward dog. I had not seen these before but they felt great and I will be adding them to my daily stretches! Thanks for the great videos and keep up the great work.

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    February 9, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    I’ve always had a twitchy back and was super excited to try this class. Halfway through and my back didn’t hurt at all but instead I felt everything in my shoulders! So good news is that the yoga I’ve been doing daily for my back must be working…but this was a great wake up call to stop focusing on only one part of my body. Thanks so much for these weekly classes and daily stretches to stretch and strengthen our entire bad yogi selves!

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    February 9, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    A few questions about that one:

    I feel it in my lower back when I do updog or cobra. Not so much a pinch, but a tightness there. Any tips to adjust to protect the lower back?
    When reaching back in downward dog to touch the opposite leg, I feel it in my upper arms/shoulders (tendonitis). Best poses to strengthen the arms to support poses like this that won’t cause too much pain?


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      Erin Motz

      February 10, 2016 at 3:25 am

      hi katelyn! here’s a cobra pose tutorial from me that i think might help:

      as for downdog/twist, simply stick to downdog and add the twist just for very very short amounts of time. gradually your body will get stronger and making that shape will come easier πŸ™‚ it all comes back to patience! <3

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    February 10, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Just to let you know how much I have appreciated the fantastic yoga sessions you so thoroughly have prepared for us, novices.
    Namaste Erin ???

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    Kim N

    February 16, 2016 at 11:53 am

    I loved this class. Looking forward to rebooting my February (even if it is halfway over). Sometimes it’s easy for me to fall out of practice and forget how beneficial it is and how wonderful my body feels afterwards. I love that your classes are always so welcoming and calm and I can just jump in whenever I’m ready πŸ™‚ Can’t wait for more!

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