Deep Release for the Hips, Hamstrings and Lower Back

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.9 (1043 votes)
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This class is slow, gentle and offers a deep opening for the muscles around the hips, lower back and legs. Its pace alone allows you to sink into a beautiful state of calm. Add the beautiful sounds of Craig Paterson, master musician, and you will be lulled into a deep, lovely, relaxed state. If you are looking for more, check out our 1-month program, Beginner Yoga for Optimal Lower Back Health (need to subscribe to access).

Equipment: Strap
Style: Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Athletes, Yoga for Runners, Yoga for Back Care


oakhazel 2 months ago

Wonderful class. I have done it before a few times, definitely a go to class. I don't usually like music but this track added to the meditative quality. Thank you

HeatherAAllen 3 months ago

wOW! first time with this class. I have very tight hips, I will be doing it again and again!!!
Thank you soooo much for your Do Yoga with me website. I do love it !!!!

ellumine 4 months ago

Low back and hip releases I've never experienced before!! Just what my body needed. I think I'm still releasing from my two [wonderful] pregnancies over the last six years! Thank you for your thorough offering. ~Elly

colddr 4 months ago

Fantastic!! hit every spot, will see if it causes more pain tonight when I sleep but very impressed!

judegreb 4 months ago

A wonderful class to return to again and again. After the intense stretches of the left leg, it is remarkable how different the legs feel, one like a narrow reed and the right like a bulbous trunk. Then after the right leg stretches, all is well.

greymatter432 4 months ago

Thank you David, I was able to go that little bit deeper in breath, twists and length of holds today. I had a striking white sensation of heat through the final twists along my IT band. I was able to hold in this zone for just a little longer and it was intensely satisfying, deep and penetrating sensation I have backed out of before. Is this the kind of thing that I can expect as I become more adept and rhythmic with my yoga practice? Perhaps, it is. I wonder what toxins will be released today! Thanks again. Peace.

Fiji McAlpine 3 months ago

What a great description of riding, and holding your edge. There is a fine line we beging to learn as we practice, discerning between types of discomfort. There is discomfort that we need to lean into gently to allow for a deep release, and there is discomfort that is aggrivating the problem. You stayed with the sweet discomfort a few breaths longer and were rewarded with that release, stay breathe but don't push.

greymatter432 5 months ago

Great exercise for someone who's hips and lower back maintenance practice has slipped into non-existence. I will be doing this practice a few times. Thx David.