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Deep Release for the Hips, Hamstrings and Lower Back

Beginner II

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).

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nikiemory
nikiemory
April 29, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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I have been doing this video for many years! It is always a good one to fall back to when I feel that I need special attention to my hips and lower back. It is a wonderfully gentle way to take special care of your body.

parkca
parkca
March 10, 2022
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This session is a wonderful way to get back into yoga. It feels so good and is a gentle way to begin the journey to better health

kmonty32
kmonty32
March 5, 2022
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This session has become my “go to” for back pain. It’s been a game changer for my back health. Thank you!

doctor
doctor
January 30, 2022
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F*** yes, that last twist sequence was deep and delicious. Struggling with a lot of sitting and work stress and holding a lot of tension in my hips. Thank you for the stretch and release!

Gilly Vanilly
Gilly Vanilly
January 17, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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Splendid class, my body and mind feels so free after that. Thank you David.

teresa
teresa
January 15, 2022
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beautiful, thank you so much. Loved the ducks doing their thing in the background too.

Cnguyen05
Cnguyen05
January 14, 2022
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Been bothered with lower back pain and tight hips for a few days now and this was an incredible relief. Thank you for all your deep release classes, David!

Sandn2800
Sandn2800
January 13, 2022
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Can someone tell me why I get network errors all the time doing classes? I am signed up for free subscription and am afraid to join if this is going to continue. I have changed passwords, etc.

Rosanne58
Rosanne58
January 5, 2022
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This is the best class for relieving lower back, hips and IT band pain that I have ever done. Thank you David.

bugabusu
bugabusu
January 2, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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I always feel relaxed after this video. Thank you

Rosanne58
Rosanne58
December 2, 2021
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This is the best hip, lower back, and legs release I have ever done. Thank you David. It relieves a lot of my pain.

Mim
Mim
October 3, 2021
Fivestar Rating:
5
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This is my favourite lower back yoga and the ultimate for releasing your lower back, hips and legs. I've been doing this class via the app regularly as it allows me to get out of bed in the mornings with less pain. Thank you David!

LEIGH A TRIFARI
LEIGH A TRIFARI
September 28, 2021
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This is my Go-To for all things hip and low back. I practice my yoga mostly in the morning, but stretching at night after work and before bed is now pretty much mandatory for my body to feel its best. This session will definitely hit those hip flexors from all angles. I love this practice.

oakhazel
oakhazel
May 23, 2021
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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
HeatherAAllen
April 10, 2021
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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
ellumine
March 14, 2021
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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
colddr
March 8, 2021
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Fantastic!! hit every spot, will see if it causes more pain tonight when I sleep but very impressed!

judegreb
judegreb
March 5, 2021
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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
greymatter432
March 4, 2021
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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
Fiji McAlpine
April 9, 2021
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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
greymatter432
March 2, 2021
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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.

sailorrobbie
sailorrobbie
February 7, 2021
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Love the twists and stretches in this class....great for my very tight hips!

Jill Potratz
Jill Potratz
January 17, 2021
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I just had to comment cause I did this class twice today! I hurt my lower back yesterday and this class feels so healing to me. Love the shivasana at the end. Brilliant, thank you!

Jill Potratz
Jill Potratz
January 17, 2021
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I just had to comment cause I did this class twice today! I hurt my lower back yesterday and this class feels so healing to me. Love the shivasana at the end. Brilliant, thank you!

Jill Potratz
Jill Potratz
January 17, 2021
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I just had to comment cause I did this class twice today! I hurt my lower back yesterday and this class feels so healing to me. Love the shivasana at the end. Brilliant, thank you!

MaryRose Metcalfe
MaryRose Metcalfe
December 16, 2020
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Great practice David. I have done this one before but it's great to see it again in this Beginner-Progressing-to-Inter. Program that I am doing.

dwscott
dwscott
November 29, 2020
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I keep returning to this class for its deep release. Thank you!

Gitti
Gitti
November 24, 2020
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I have been doing David's classes many times. It is amazing how different it fells now compared to three months ago. Thanks for the presice instructions!

kdownin
kdownin
October 29, 2020
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this has been my favorite yoga class for many years. Every time I do it, I feel like a whole new woman.

Gitti
Gitti
October 28, 2020
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That was absolutely wonderful. Thank you!

LeslieB
LeslieB
October 21, 2020
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This is a wonderful class! Its just what my hips and low back need.
Thank you.

clvdeandrade@comcast.net
clvdeandrade@comcast.net
September 21, 2020
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My right hip has been pretty stiff for about two weeks, it feels much better after this class. I hope tomorrow will be even better!
Good job, David!

anniebell
anniebell
September 4, 2020
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This is a favourite class of mine- After a big day in the garden today this is just what I needed.
Thank you. Namaste.

anslow
anslow
September 2, 2020
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This is my go to class when I need to relax after a crazy day. Thank you, David, for such a calming and beautiful practice.

judegreb
judegreb
August 25, 2020
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This was one of the first classes I ever did in Yoga and it is still one of my favorites, just so perfect!

grumpel
grumpel
August 14, 2020
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Thank you! I've done this video so many times and only today I noticed the cute little ducks scurrying across the grass - I must have my eyes closed too much usually :D

virggo@gmail.com
virggo@gmail.com
August 9, 2020
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This was the first (of many) DYWM classes I took, and it's still one of my favorites, one that I return to regularly. I love the pace, the stretches and strap work.

Deya
Deya
July 17, 2020
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I've had this class for years bought the download years ago before the site was even here off a different site I think. I wanted to thank David for keeping it up because at times I lost it due to device issues.

Just for some background though. I had surgery on 9/11 major kidney surgery they cut me 12 inches around in an attempt to save my dying left kidney.

Fast forward 5 years. They saved my kidney but never sent me to any physical therapy after I guess it didn't occur to them and of course I didn't know any better. I started have pain and water on the back of my knee. Went in for an MRI they didn't find much.

Sent me to physical therapy. My therapist was amazing she knew to look for other areas not just at my knees. Turns out my hips shifted as I healed in addition the muscles were all skewed so I have muscles firing for things they shouldn't be and muscles not working when they should be. I get really tight in my back and hips due to this. She was able to manipulate it to the point where I'm out of pain.

Fast forward again a few years. I've moved since then and getting into a osteopath was getting harder and harder. I found this video and I have to say i'm terrible about doing it every day. Today I know when I start to hurt just do the video for a few days it takes the pain away. I don't have to worry how long i will be in pain before i can get to the osteopath again. In fact I don't have to go at all anymore.

53114gal
53114gal
July 6, 2020
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I have long had tightness in my hips and lower back. I feel SO much better right now. Thanks for this amazing class.

JMacDee
JMacDee
May 29, 2020
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A very nice slow class which stretched my hips a lot, there were also some good deep twists. Recommended, thank you David!