Bow Pose: Hip Flexor Release

Bow Pose: Hip Flexor Release

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Instructor Rachel Scott
Average: 5 (102 votes)
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This class is part two in a 4-part series taking you to bow pose (dhanurasana). Moving on from what you learned in Bow Pose: Core Strength, Rachel alternates between a brisk hatha flow and a series of deep, long holds, warming the body up so you can release the hip flexors and the front of the pelvis, ultimately making it easier for your pelvis to tilt back and your body to move into a backbend. This class also has a peak pose, dancers (natarajasana) and will prepare you for the next classes in this series: Bow Pose: Open the Shoulders, and Bow Pose: Ready for the Peak!

Equipment: None
Style: Hatha Yoga


Thank You!
terilhh 1 month ago

Like many people with desk jobs who also run/bike, I have tight hips. Frequently, I have lower back tightness because my hip flexors are stressing my lower back. This started years ago during preganancy and continues 20 years later. Today, I had a deep release like nothing I've ever experienced. My back feels amazing!

Hip release
Rachel Scott 1 month ago

Hi Teri!
I'm so happy to hear that this class helped with your hip flexors. I have tight hip flexors too and it's amazing how much they can jam things up! Thrilled to hear this was yummy for your back :) xo

Great class
ajlsinger 2 months ago

I really, really enjoyed this class. Great pacing, juicy holds that perfectly warm you up for Dancer. Not too strenuous, but just enough of a practice that you feel very grounded and warm.

Rachel Scott 2 months ago

Yay! I'm happy to hear that this class felt good in your body. (I love the word "juicy" to describe the practice ;))
Have a beautiful weekend!

Loved It!
NicRoy 2 months ago

Excellent class....great flow and I feel super strong!

Rachel Scott 2 months ago

Yay! So happy to hear that you enjoyed the class; very happy to be part of your practice :)

percevial0815 3 months ago

This is a great class in my progression from beginner level classes.

Amazingly instructed!
nurseamy 4 months ago

Such a great class. Amazingly led with warm and juicy poses. I love all the guidance to get the most out of each movement. Thanks!

Wonderful cueing, lovely long Shavasana
yogiAndermoser 4 months ago

Another wonderful class by Rachel Scott! Clear instructions and great cueing keep me coming back. What a treat to have a nice long shavasana at the end. Now feeling fully refreshed. Love what my body can do with Rachel's guidance - feels like I gain a little bit more flexibility with every class.

Rachel Scott 4 months ago

YAY, I'm so happy to hear that this class felt good in your body :) XO