Bow Pose: Hip Flexor Release

Rachel Scott
Instructor Rachel Scott
Average: 4.9 (115 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


evalyn 1 year 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. 1 year ago

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

Becky in TX 2 years 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

tracey_inWI 2 years 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!

Rachel Scott 1 year ago

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

AlexandraSpiess 2 years ago

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

Melanie Lichtinger 2 years 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!

ctoakes 2 years 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!