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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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fluru
fluru
May 3, 2016
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Great sequence of poses but the "music" was at frequencies which irritated me a lot& I couldn't relax at all :(

Giniyogini
Giniyogini
May 25, 2016
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Fluru, I agree completely, well almost. At first I didn't notice it and about halfway through it also started to get on my nerves. It was at a deeper level, like it was really irritating my nerves. I LOVED the sequence, however, the music needs to change for me to do the class again.

emaleigh
emaleigh
March 31, 2016
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I'm a big fan of hip opening routines, but this one tops them all off. My hips and lower back tend to carry a lot of tension, and this routine completely releases them while also providing nice twists and hamstring stretches. Excellent video!

Becky in TX
Becky in TX
March 16, 2016
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I've been having a lot of discomfort in my lower back and neck. This really felt good. I am ready to face the day. Thank you.

withthesonicinthelibrary
withthesonicinthelibrary
March 13, 2016
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Great session! I will be doing more of your videos! I'm a beginner and feel so good after these stretches. Thank you!

Theandyn
Theandyn
March 4, 2016
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First video session with doyogawithme and this was great! Exactly what my body needed and the hatha yoga style is what I wanted. Great for days when I can't make it to yoga classes at the Y.

anneha.yoga48
anneha.yoga48
February 29, 2016
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I just did this one again tonight. So soothing! Some days I like to work up a sweat, but other days that's not at all what I need. Or else my wrists and shoulders need a break from dozens of chaturangas. This is perfect. The wildlife in the background add to experience! And the guided relaxation at the end is wonderful. A great way to unwind before bedtime. Thank you, David.

nova1205
nova1205
February 4, 2016
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Amazing session. Really helps release emotions and stress. Thank you so much for changing my day.

Katep11
Katep11
January 31, 2016
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Thank you so much for this video, woke in pain this morning with tightness & tension in my hips and lower back, followed this this morning & feel so much better for it. Am new to yoga & what a great way to start! Thank you.

Ibcfinancialadvisor
Ibcfinancialadvisor
January 29, 2016
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Thank you for putting this video together. I have been doing yoga every day since February of last year. More than half the time I follow this yoga routine. When I began doing yoga I was having back spasms at least once per week. Thanks to THIS VIDEO (also found on Vimeo and YouTube) I have not had a back spasm in 10 months. Thank you David!!!

Deniselm
Deniselm
January 10, 2016
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This is my second video with David. I am recently new to this site and hope to improve my practice through home practice and doyogawithme......so far I'm loving it.

molls56
molls56
January 9, 2016
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I so needed this. Have been having major issues with my sacral. This helped so much. I highly recommend this class and to anyone who travels extensively as I do. Getting back into yoga again. It's the only time I feel better.

Thank you David.

mari1987
mari1987
January 7, 2016
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Is this video safe for pregnant women.. I`m only 9 weeks.

Tfillinger
Tfillinger
December 30, 2015
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This was the first DYWM video I did when I first started exploring yoga, almost 2 years ago. Amazing hip opening. My whole body felt 100% better after completing the class. It was one of my favorite "revisits". I have become stronger and more flexible than I ever could have imagined with yoga. Thank you for all you do and I am so grateful for your website, DYWM.

rebeccad2791
rebeccad2791
December 28, 2015
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Thank you for this. It is helping with chronic pain and I hope will eventually allow me to increase my strength and stamina, Grateful to you for making it available in the public domain,

VirginiaR
VirginiaR
December 25, 2015
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David, another great class on this site - a lovely stretch on Christmas morning for a spongy-sufferer! Also, loved your company of birds in the video. I think you're in Beacon Hill Park?

Esteroali
Esteroali
December 12, 2015
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I really liked this video. What a difference it made.

canosjp
canosjp
December 10, 2015
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My lower back has NEVER felt better and more flexible!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!! This is wonderful!!!
~julie

stretchyjim
stretchyjim
December 2, 2015
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This is a back saver for me...so many issues from sitting for far too long in front of a computer screen but this workout helps me loosen all those core muscles and helps my posture as well.

allysonv10
allysonv10
December 1, 2015
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Thank you for such an amazing class! This is my first time on this site and I love it already. I have some hip problems and I'm really glad I found a video solely dedicated to stretching your hips!

pitstop
pitstop
November 30, 2015
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Crikey- didn't know I could get my legs across there till now! Great class thanks!

Llynrimsa
Llynrimsa
November 27, 2015
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This is amazing. I have been having trouble with my right hip, making walking difficult and going upstairs very painful. I feel ease for the first time in months! Thank you!

ejanedelong
ejanedelong
November 25, 2015
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The third time I did this class I experienced a deep release of joy. I've heard that the psoas (hip flexor) is the muscle of the soul and after this class I know it can release powerful emotions.

lasnani
lasnani
November 18, 2015
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Loved every minute of this yoga session and feel very relaxed after it. Thank you very much David Procyshyn.

writerspice
writerspice
October 28, 2015
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I'm a writer, and therefore spend too much time at my desk. I LOVE this class!!!

maclarenc11
maclarenc11
October 13, 2015
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I have been working on advancing my yoga practice and had gotten away from doing slow, stretching classes such as this one. A few days ago I tweaked my lower back while practicing forearm stand, so I revisited this video today to stretch out that area. I feel so much more relaxed and pain-free already! Thank you so much for providing a variety of types of classes at different levels with excellent instruction.

Kmuscaro
Kmuscaro
October 4, 2015
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Body, mind, and spirit are now at ease. Thank you for such a beautiful and fulfilling session.

emhenry
emhenry
October 3, 2015
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This class is pure heaven! Feeling so stiff after a run yesterday and this has made me feel so such much more relaxed, looser and free. A gorgeous savasana at the end too. David, your classes are always so rewarding- thank you!

debbvoltz
debbvoltz
October 2, 2015
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This is becoming one of my favorite classes. Initially it was very challenging, I am struggling with a great deal of tightness and stiffness in my hips and hamstrings. But as the weeks go by, I am continually amazed each time I do this class I find a little deeper release, a greater range of motion, I'm seeing steady progress each time. Thank you so much David for making the class available, you are such a blessing! :) Namaste

lisaellen
lisaellen
October 2, 2015
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Just did this class after a long hiatus from doing any yoga or stretching ( why do we do this to ourselves?). The class was a great way to get my hips and lower back moving again. My only criticism is that wish the poses were held 2-3 breathes longer. Will return to this class for more hip work and leg stretching!

Try2bfit
Try2bfit
September 30, 2015
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First time using this site and David you were just what the body and mind needed towards the end of my week. Thanks ever so much.

lslack
lslack
September 29, 2015
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David, I enjoyed and benefited from your video....a great combination of stretches/poses....nice pace....soothing voice....I feel great! Thank you!

MetaAuria
MetaAuria
September 18, 2015
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I love this video! However, now I am getting an error that says I cannot view this video due to my current set up (on IPhone 5S). Help!

MaBuck
MaBuck
September 17, 2015
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This practice opened my hips and lower back more than ever. I had to laugh when David suggested midway to notice if my legs felt different. Do yourself a favor and do this class.

Maythorn
Maythorn
September 13, 2015
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just the right amount of dialogue; not intrusive, but detailed enough to really "get into" the stretches and feel the yoga. Thank you David, your website really makes a difference to me.

simplyownlife
simplyownlife
September 12, 2015
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I stretched in places I didn't know I could. This was an amazing video. Thank you!

Nat22
Nat22
September 9, 2015
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Thank you so much. Whether it's due to working a lot from a continuous seated position or a core injury which has taken me out of sports for three years, this class was a phenomenal re-entry to yoga. Every fiber from my psoas muscles to my calves was intensely activated and felt the breath of new life. I feel wonderful.. Namaste.

Molly RC
Molly RC
August 29, 2015
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I have very tight hamstrings and this video was so helpful in releasing so much tension in the whole body. Thank you!

debbvoltz
debbvoltz
August 22, 2015
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Really great stretching practice to open up those tight hips and legs, loved it! David is very good with the audio instructions so you can follow along without having to strain your neck to be looking at the video all the time, really well done on that. Thank you David! Namaste

Chatham
Chatham
August 15, 2015
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My daughter and I just Did this video, It was excellent.

christier66
christier66
August 10, 2015
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I nearly fell asleep in savasana! I've been suffering from anxiety for a couple months and haven't felt this relaxed in ages. I also have tight it bands so test stretches are perfect for releasing tension in the hips where we store our emotional junk. Thank you!

finch
finch
August 3, 2015
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Thank you, David. This session has been invaluable for me as a triathlete. My lower back often gets tight when I am training, and this is the perfect antidote. I always feel wonderful after your session.