Bow Pose: Hip Flexor Release

Rachel Scott
Instructor Rachel Scott
Average: 4.9 (136 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


Smellyfric 3 years ago

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 3 years ago

I really enjoyed the sequences and flow of this class! I will be doing this one more often! Thank you!

Melanie Lichtinger 3 years ago

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? :-)

David Procyshyn 3 years ago

Yes, I love this class too, Melanie! Rachel truly shines.
P.S. I'm pretty sure it was a bird. :-)

Sea2Sea 3 years ago

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 3 years ago

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!