Bow Pose: Hip Flexor Release

Rachel Scott
Instructor Rachel Scott
Average: 4.9 (138 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


PeacefulRN 1 month ago

6/4/21. Revisiting this class - my rusty hips + hip flexors needed some attention and this class delivered. I am sure I'll be feeling it tomorrow! Nicely paced and packed with Rachel's excellent cues. Thanks!

ruth lewis 5 months ago

What a wonderful class! Fabulous smooth flow, super-clear instructions, nicely challenging, delivered with a lovely compassionate spirit. Thank you

callred 5 months ago

I love all of Rachel's classes! This one is excellent, it left me feeling both energized and relaxed.

BobVT 7 months ago

Love your classes! I can't for the life of me get my shoulder to dip under my thigh! I'll keep trying because that pose looks so wonderful!

Rachel Scott 7 months ago

Hi Bob! That may be about proportions...:) if your hips don't like to be flexed (that is, it's hard to draw your knee to your chest) or your torso is longer, it'll make that challenging to do! One thing you can explore is turning your front foot out or taking your feet wider? For some folks, that will allow them to get a little closer :) Happy New Year!!!

iceburgsara 8 months ago

This class was just what I needed for a reset today. I feel much more open, relaxed, and positive. Thank you!