Deep Release for the Hips, Hamstrings and Lower Back

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.9 (1025 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


IreneM 6 years ago

I've just done this sequence for the first time and I love the gentle pace that allowed me to settle into the stretches. I don't think I've ever felt my lower back quite so comfortable in shavasana. Thank you - I can now go through my Sunday feeling light and strong.

Bethinbritain 6 years ago

I often only get half way through this practice, as I can feel the journey into releasing so much tension and emotion. I need to often simply "be" in some of the stretches for a longer period of time. David is so gentle in easing into these stretches and poses, that I can really open up, physically and emotionally.

Thank you, David, for this class. It is amazing.

mario-gp 6 years ago

I'm back.
As I said before I'm doing the MMA program. That's why I came back to this video. Now I followed your tip of using a tie, since I don't have a strap. What a difference it made!
It was so good. I really loved it - the relaxation felt incredible at the end.

mario-gp 6 years ago

I didn't feel it at all.
It was over so fast...and it was so relaxing.
I think only the directions at the beginning could be clearer, regarding breathing to beginners. The end was a little abrupt as well. But that doesn't take the fact that it was excellent.
I'm starting the MMA Program. We'll see how it goes.

Robw235 6 years ago

I have low back pain and a really tight left hamstring. I've tried this session twice (I'm new to yoga) and really found this helpful. Some of the stretches are still uncomfortable for me, but I was able to do them. Still getting the breathing down, but found the instruction well-paced and easy to follow. At the end I felt relaxed and ready to start the day. I'll be doing this one again.

yogibear9000 6 years ago

Although it focuses specifically on hips, lower back, and legs. Your whole body will benefit so so much from this practice. Thank you David! My friends, family, and I love your site! We will continue to share it with as many as are interested.

Mrs.HollyK. 6 years ago

Class was perfect I think I would prefer 2 or 3 more breaths in each stretch though. but I LOVED it! I can now lay on my back at least for now until tomorrow! I'll just have to do this again :) Namaste

bevjenn 6 years ago

I enjoyed doing this class my first ever and i am now hooked on yoga, this was just what I was looking for to release my lower back and hips the day after weight training and look forward to doing upper body. I really like Hatha yoga, thankyou great site.

GGionata 6 years ago

So gentle yet so deep and relaxing! very nice thank you

Bethinbritain 6 years ago

Thank you. This class is just amazing, I sometimes even weep with releasing my hips. One of the best hip opener sequences I've ever done.