Bow Pose: Core Strength

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Rachel Scott
Hatha Yoga
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Average: 4.9 (97 votes)

This is the 1st in a series of four classes that lead you to the bow pose (dhanurasana). In this class, Rachel brings you through an invigorating hatha yoga flow that challenges your core strength and teaches you the alignment principles that you will need to understand as you move toward any deep backbend. Her progression through core strength and deeper backbends take you to camel pose (ustrasana), just before you cool down and enter a well-deserved savasana.


PeacefulRN 3 weeks ago

Well-rounded, solid intermediate practice - Rachel's crisp cues helped me to to feel stable as I got deeper into the poses. Good core engagement throughout. Bonus points for a pain-free, good-feeling camel pose! Thanks!

Great, revitalizing class
hmariea 3 months ago

I learn so much from this class every time I do it. The core engagement and conscious movements instruct me in other poses and classes. Thank you Rachel! :)

Mhm, yep. Oh, whoaa. Mmm.
yogasnunch 4 months ago

This class gave me a better grasp of how to move in and out of camel pose. The way Rachel talks you through transitions is super helpful, and the 2nd /3rd videos in the series were also engaging. Many gracias.

Thank you so much for this
Karol Coopman 5 months ago

Thank you so much for this very challenging practice. Already feeling the benefits :)

You killed me and I loved
Wild Mermaid 5 months ago

You killed me and I loved every second!!! Thank you - that was so awesome!! I even camel'd YAY :-D

Thanks so much for the
Nadja Croft 5 months ago

Thanks so much for the challenging class! The long, smooth moves, great instruction, and level of difficulty was perfect for a great and beneficial start to the day!

Really enjoyed this session,
Emoir 5 months ago

Really enjoyed this session, particularly opening up the collar bones. I am a beginner but feel strong enough to complete these classes comfortably. My only question is whether I am flexible enough...thank you for a wonderful session.

whew. challenging for
nipper 5 months ago

whew. challenging for beginner intermediate, requires focus. has options and breaks and is strengthening and fun!

Camel Access
Melanie Lichtinger 6 months ago

Loved the Camel access - works so much better than what I've done before, and stretches the front of the thighs so nicely, as well as core work and safety for the back.
Loots of Vinyasas in this one, phew.. but good to warm up and work the core. Nice new-to-me core strengthening practices.
I always love creative variations.
Thx Rachel & Team!

great class!
chihirotheKat 6 months ago

Just jumped to intermediate level, so this class seemed to me a bit challenging, pretty quick and really strong, but Rachel is so good in her instructions, clear voice and moves, knows exactly where to insist, the moment when you feel you cannot go further! Taking it step by step, you feel the satisfaction of making it, so looking forward for the next classes. Namaste