In this tutorial, John Campbell, an assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia, and a longtime Ashtanga yoga teacher and practitioner, presents a traditional yoga practice that will help you develop a strong core. The key to this sequence is to focus on balancing the breath, flexibility, and stability in order to create a greater level of strength and well-being. Listen as Campbell explains why yoga practice provides an excellent pathway to a strong and balanced body.

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