Bow Pose: Hip Flexor Release

Rachel Scott
Instructor Rachel Scott
Average: 5 (124 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


juserulo 1 week ago

This was an excellent class even for a beginner-intermediate person. I really enjoyed the synchronous breathing with each movement. Thank you Rachel!

Sharon Qaissaunee 1 month ago

Rachel is truly wonderful teacher. I can't say enough good things about her knowledge of anatomy and the ease of following her cues. Another masterfully taught and much needed practice... Thank you!!!

junarock 1 month ago

This well-rounded class goes great with running! My whole body feels eased up (hip flexors certainly included, but not limited to). Rachel has a gift for teaching subtle actions that enliven each pose. Thank you!

wanita 7 months ago

I loved this flow. I loved the tic toc (so simple and yet it felt so good) and I loved the hip openers. Thank you :)

Christina73 7 months ago

Hi Rachel,
Love this flow! And your voice, soft and clear. Thank you very much!

teamtalbot 9 months ago

Thank you Rachel. I love your cues. It makes me work the pose in a whole new way - less passive and more active. More successful too.

sng4ever 12 months ago

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