Bow Pose: Hip Flexor Release

Rachel Scott
Instructor Rachel Scott
Average: 4.9 (114 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


teamtalbot 1 month 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 4 months ago

I ride a bike a lot - 10+ miles a day - so this was awesome

Goldensilllylilly 6 months ago

It help a lot. I am very thankful because of this video. This was perfect for me. I will recommend this to my friends. Thank you so much.

dish1313 9 months ago

I have really tight hips from my office job and combining that with running my problems got so bad I could hardly walk with out severe pain. Yoga is the only thing that has helped me and this class is perfect to release all the tightness in my hips.
Thank you so much for this class. <3

Fritz 10 months ago

Thank you Rachel, I replay liked this class, the asanas perfectly work with each other and the final stretches are perfect for what was practices before :)

terilhh 1 year 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!

Rachel Scott 1 year 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

ajlsinger 1 year 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 1 year 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!