Bow Pose: Ready for the Peak!

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Rachel Scott
Hatha Yoga
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This is the forth class in a 4-part series taking you into full bow pose (dhanurasana). After learning how to move safely into a deep backbend by strengthening the core and releasing the hip flexors and shoulders in the first three classes, Rachel takes you through a well-paced, full-length hatha yoga class that is thorough, attentive to detail and careful in its progression toward the peak pose. Good luck with bow pose!


A really gentle practise that
ingridh 3 months ago

A really gentle practise that flows beautifully to the final postures -perfect for a snowy day in London!
Thank you

Fantastic, clear instruction
LizzieLiz 3 months ago

Really clear to follow and wonderful pace. Thank you!

Peak Pose Series
Kat Colorado 5 months ago

I really enjoyed this series of four. The first one was the hardest for me and then I got into it. The last one felt amazing all through, I don't know if I am actually stronger or if it just was a good day but I managed to do it all with concentration and motivation and I did bow pose in such a great way. Thank you so much.

Great Class!
Nadja Croft 6 months ago

Thank you so much for the great class and instruction!

Gemcrazy 6 months ago

Just finished the fourth class, Peak Pose. Bow pose is one of my favorites. To receive such exacting details in all the classes leading up to it, and in the end for bow pose itself, was a treat. I was pleasantly surprised by the inclusion of wild thing, another of my favorites. I was in yoga heaven! Still smiling. Consistent with all of Rachel's classes, instructions were clear, detailed, and I learned nuances for many poses that will make my practice better. Thank you, Rachel!

These last four classes were
ElisseAV 7 months ago

These last four classes were better than I expected. Great first week(and a half!) of this program. Thank you.

Bow pose
LaurieL 7 months ago

I loved this 4 part series! Great job, Rachel!

SMarie 7 months ago

I love Rachel's clear and perfectly timed cues. I broke a sweat and feel completely relaxed after this class. She provides a new sense of confidence and strength with suggestions of focus and engagement. I feel like I am safely trying new things. These are pointers that will stay with me forever. So thankful for this!

I have been enjoying this 4
bethoppliger 7 months ago

I have been enjoying this 4-part series very much so far. It has been very helpful for me in doing just what it intended to do!
One recommendation and one question...
Recommendation - it helps me a lot when the camera goes to the side and shows a side view of some of the poses, particularly when you're in lunges. There were a couple of times I was confused as to what you were doing with your legs and core.
Question - I like how you're releasing the various parts of this 4-part series one at a time...Do you have a general recommendation for how long a person spend with each of the videos before moving on the the peak pose (which I am aware you have not yet released)? I suppose this is probably very dependent upon each person's unique flexibility and strength, but I was just curious how you would answer this.
Thanks so much for your instruction Rachel. David - I am always grateful for this amazing website and resource!