Deep Release for the Hips, Hamstrings and Lower Back

Hatha Yoga
Yoga for Runners
Yoga for Athletes
Gentle Yoga
Class Description: 

This class is slow, gentle and offers a deep opening for the muscles around the hips, lower back and legs. Its pace alone allows you to sink into a beautiful state of calm. Add the beautiful sounds of Craig Paterson, master musician, and you will be lulled into a deep, lovely, relaxed state.

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Average: 4.9 (266 votes)


Yummy restorative class! Bookmarked and will do again and again! :)

This is one of my most frequented yoga classes on the site. As an aside, one of my favorite things is that it's entirely seated - with 3 small children and 2 dogs trying to do yoga at home is very difficult, but being able to stay seated makes it a lot easier!!! Even when I'm able to practice without the distractions, this routine gives me a great stretch. I have very short hamstrings and a lot of tightness and "un-evenness" in my hips, and it helps a lot.

Using this and a few other classes available on the site has been more beneficial overall than intense chiropractic. I'm very impressed with the variety available and quality of both instruction and production of the classes on the site. Thanks so much for everything.

My lower back-upper glutes on the right side often get cramped and painful. I tried this after two weeks of aches and it worked like a miracle. I also got that "yoga class headspace", surprisingly intense as I had never got that "buzz" practicing at home. A fantastic video!

This class is amazing. I dislocated my hip and injured my ql 4 years ago and this class targets all the necessary tight spots. I do it every second day to keep feeling amazing and loose.
Love the flow of moves in this class. Thank you

I've just done this sequence for the first time and I love the gentle pace that allowed me to settle into the stretches. I don't think I've ever felt my lower back quite so comfortable in shavasana. Thank you - I can now go through my Sunday feeling light and strong.

I often only get half way through this practice, as I can feel the journey into releasing so much tension and emotion. I need to often simply "be" in some of the stretches for a longer period of time. David is so gentle in easing into these stretches and poses, that I can really open up, physically and emotionally.

Thank you, David, for this class. It is amazing.

I'm back.
As I said before I'm doing the MMA program. That's why I came back to this video. Now I followed your tip of using a tie, since I don't have a strap. What a difference it made!
It was so good. I really loved it - the relaxation felt incredible at the end.

I didn't feel it at all.
It was over so fast...and it was so relaxing.
I think only the directions at the beginning could be clearer, regarding breathing to beginners. The end was a little abrupt as well. But that doesn't take the fact that it was excellent.
I'm starting the MMA Program. We'll see how it goes.

I have low back pain and a really tight left hamstring. I've tried this session twice (I'm new to yoga) and really found this helpful. Some of the stretches are still uncomfortable for me, but I was able to do them. Still getting the breathing down, but found the instruction well-paced and easy to follow. At the end I felt relaxed and ready to start the day. I'll be doing this one again.

Although it focuses specifically on hips, lower back, and legs. Your whole body will benefit so so much from this practice. Thank you David! My friends, family, and I love your site! We will continue to share it with as many as are interested.


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