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Bow Pose: Hip Flexor Release

Intermediate I

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!

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krcrocker
krcrocker
November 5, 2017
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I am so pleased with this class and series! It is easy to follow with some challenge. Such a great way to start my day. Looking forward to trying the third class tomorrow. With graditude!

saxorax
saxorax
November 4, 2017
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This is such a great full-body class that really leaves me feeling stronger and more centered. It's already a go-to class in my schedule. Thank you, Rachel!

David Procyshyn
David Procyshyn
November 4, 2017
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I fully agree. I love this class because of how strong and centered it makes me feel. It's a really smart, thorough, well-taught flow.

Don Ridenour
Don Ridenour
October 31, 2017
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This was my second class with Rachel and I have to say, I cannot wait to tackle part 3. Great pace and instructions are clear and concise. Thank you Rachel and DYWM.

wittymoose
wittymoose
October 27, 2017
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Perfect class! I am back to running after a 6 month hiatus and was feeling hip flexor soreness, I am backing off on my mileage and will do more yoga (again). Slacking off on yoga = poor running form. Thank you so much for a really well done class with great instructions on what/where to focus

welldongirl
welldongirl
October 26, 2017
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Always excited for another class from Rachel. This one doesn't disappoint. Thanks for a great session.

Archana
Archana
October 26, 2017
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Thanks for perfect blend of flow and strength, Rachel! One more for my bookmarked videos!

Smellyfric
Smellyfric
October 25, 2017
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I loved the pace of this class. Really warmed up and stretched my hip flexor so. Also enjoyed the rotations. Will do this one again. Thank you Rachel

roxy1
roxy1
October 23, 2017
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I really enjoyed the sequences and flow of this class! I will be doing this one more often! Thank you!

Melanie Lichtinger
Melanie Lichtinger
October 18, 2017
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LOVED this class with Rachel - just perfect Yoga Therapy for my hip flexors and spinal flexibility. Such nice clear instructions and pace. I love when poses are clearly, organically built up. Definitely a new favourite and bookmarked.
Perfect day to tune into outdoor Yoga in the bright summery Savannah of Victoria, while the rain storms of Fall are setting in - so great to be able to tune into hOMe / anywhere DYWM. Already recommended to many friends. Keep bringing on the fine classes!
P.S. what was that UFO in the sky behind Rachel round 18 min? :-)

Sea2Sea
Sea2Sea
October 17, 2017
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100% agree with PeacefulRN! The class modifications helped me get the most out of the poses. The time length was good - not too long, or too short. Rachel communicates clearly and concisely. Love her classes and look forward to more!
Thank you!!!

PeacefulRN
PeacefulRN
October 12, 2017
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Wonderful practice for those of us with tight hip flexors. Rachel offers precise cues, fluff-free instructions, and gives modifications throughout the class so there is something for everyone. Wonder if I'll ever be able to effortlessly "tuck my knee under my shoulder" from lizard pose?!? Who knows, but the modified stretch felt great. Perfect length of class for me, too. Love saddle and dancer's poses - thank you, Rachel!