Bow Pose: Hip Flexor Release

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Rachel Scott
Hatha Yoga
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This class is part two in a 4-part series taking you to bow pose (dhanurasana). In this hatha yoga class, Rachel alternates between a brisk 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).


hellier 1 week ago

First time back taking a class in 6 months. Enough challenge, great flow and centering. Thank you x

Thanks Rachel, you are a
evalyn 3 weeks ago

Thanks Rachel, you are a wonderful teacher. Clear and helpful instruction, calm energy. Working on stretching my super tight quads, this was a great class for that.

Yummy stretches
tarahawk 1 month ago

I feel great after that, thank you!

This was accessible, yet just 4 months ago

This was accessible, yet just the right amount of challenging this morning. Thank you.

Making a comeback
Becky in George... 5 months ago

This and part one are my comeback from the flu. I planned to start the year with the 30 day challenge; 4 days in other plans presented themselves. However, I found this to be the perfect restart. Being sick gave my lower back a rest. These classes with Rachel's calm and clear instruction are bringing me back strong. I'm looking forward to tomorrow!
I feel good! Thank you

Great class!
tracey_inWI 5 months ago

I've had lower back problems for a few years now and have been working to strengthen and increase mobility. I've always been cautious to make sure I don't tweak anything, but lately have felt like there is a little space available. I wanted to try to start more back bending and this class (and Part 1) has been perfect! It's the first time I've been able to do any back bending (beyond baby cobra) that didn't make my back feel compressed and uncomfortable. Thanks for the awesome classes!

Lower back
Rachel Scott 4 months ago

Hi Tracey - that is so great to her!!!
Congrats on your process to recovery, that's awesome!

Great class!
AlexandraSpiess 5 months ago

Fantastic body workout. Your words and teaching style are making this truly enjoyable.
Thank you Rachel and DYWM!

Excellent class
Melanie Lichtinger 6 months ago

Loved it all around! Had me so focused and enjoying the flow.
Looking forward to the next parts.
Nice to re-discover it here in the 30-day challenge (catching up with this sequence that I missed in Nov, and discovered gem #1).
Thx Rachel and DYWM, and Uplands Park!

Enjoyed this class !
ctoakes 6 months ago

Hi Rachel, I loved this class, thank you so much! The sequence order and build up to the peak pose felt so good in my body and spirit!