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


mish_yu 7 years ago

Perfect for anyone with a desk job and/or knee, back injuries (like us).
Love Craig's visualizations"...tension turns into liquid and drains onto the floor...". We haven't felt this refreshed and rested after work in VERY long time.
Namaste Craig for a perfect after-work yoga session!
-Michelle & Gordon

Eliani 6 years ago

I've had lower back problems for months after moving to a new house. This was physical and mental stress. David, you're fantastic! I've downloaded the class into my iPad, and I'be been doing this class for over a month now. I can confidently say that this class has helped me release all the tension, the pain's totally gone, I can move more freely now, and my body feels great once again. No words can thank you enough. I've downloaded 2 other of your classes today, and after doing Yoga for most of my life, I can say that yours are the most enjoyable classes I've ever been to: instruction is clear, your voice is calming and what a fantastic website to allow people to access high quality Yoga classes. Thank you and Namaste from Australia!

Houndog5 6 years ago

After succumbing to yet another back injury, I decided today that enough was enough. I have heard so many people sing the praises of doing yoga that I have taken it upon myself to see if I might benefit from trying it out. Using what I had available lying around the house (a furniture moving blanket that seemed as thick as a yoga mat, a throw pillow to help with the initial pose, and a guitar strap in lieu of a a yoga strap) I proceeded to clear the floor in my office and give this yoga thing a try. Well, as you all already know, it felt wonderful. The stretch and release of the tension in my lower back and legs is incredible. The relaxation that comes with being aware of your breathing is the most soothing thing imaginable. The final few minutes of just laying flat, relaxing to my own breath and focusing on all you have just accomplished had me driving away into a state of painless bliss. Needless to say, I will be making this a regular part of my life from now on. Thank you so very much for providing a place for beginners like me to come and try yoga without the intimidation of attending a class. I look forward to coming back again tomorrow and making yoga a regular part of my life.

Suzune 6 years ago

For a long time I thought that yoga was about only dexterity, however this lesson stretched muscles I don't think I have ever stretched before. It helped me to learned that yoga isn't just about flexibility but about strength too. Thanks for the lesson, this one is my favorite so far.

eawilso 6 years ago

The last two days I've been working with a great deal of back pain. It comes and goes and I've noticed yoga stretches do alleviate it. But this is amazing. The last 46 minutes have truly made me feel so much better. Thank you

lmj872 6 years ago

My hamstrings are terribly tight, and one of my fitness goals is to lengthen them. When it comes to yoga, I prefer floor exercises as I feel like the poses are more attainable and comfortable for beginners. I feel like this video was made for me because it's floor exercises for my hamstrings. There aren't any poses here that are so difficult that I'm discouraged from doing them yet I can totally feel the stretch I've been going for. If you don't have the full 47 min to complete this video, there is an abridged 30 min version as well.

cassie1441 6 years ago

I love this video, I have done it 4 or 5 times and today at the end I fell asleep laying there guess I was tried. Thank you and I love the site!

manue 6 years ago

Hello =)
I suffer from joints hyper mobility especially in the hips. I'm a very active person and I had to stop lately because of my hips. About 6 months ago I decided to heal it myself against everyone could say and I've been doing this stretching everyday on top of yoga for strength videos and slowly but surely I'll be able to play hard again. =) Thanks for your generosity and the quality of your teaching at doyogawithme! This is a petty much a life saver for me. Thank you with all my heart. =)

NewYogaGirl 6 years ago

I end up playing lots of sports and never have time with my own mind and actually stretch, and so far this video is wonderful! I love this site and I'm definantly using this for often!

machine 7 years ago

I seem to always end up with this video as my default for many circumstances. As a triathlete I get quite stiff around the hips and hamstrings. Although I find Fiji classes fantastic I've just tried her post run class after a20 mile hill run, found it a bit too intense at this point. However this class not the right spot. Cheers David, namaste.