Empower Your Boundaries

Rachel Scott
Instructor Rachel Scott
Average: 4.6 (245 votes)
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Rachel takes you through a more challenging sun salutation, focusing on alignment principles and breath. Her clarity, precision and good nature will help you through this class, and you may learn a few things too!

Equipment: Strap, Block
Style: Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Back Care


Tips, tips and more tips. I love it. I also find that having the block in between my knees for all the sun salutations seems to actually support my knees which is great for this used-to-be runner. Maybe it's just because I am focusing on other muscles with the help of the block.

tiel 3 months ago

I am trying to help out my back and was told by my PT that I had to learn to engage my inner and outer thighs so they would take some of the strain off of my back whenever I bend/lean forward and try to then straighten up. The steps Rachel took us through made me be more aware of using these muscles and to consciously apply them to my regular daily movements, lol rapidly bending down to pick up our teacup yorker whenever a dog bigger than it approaches.

cashem 3 months ago

AMAZING CLASS!!!!! such a great challenge for the whole body & mind.
Rachel does a great job explaining each pose and transition so clearly.
Looking forward for the rest of the challenge.

percevial0815 4 months ago

The block squeezing helps a lot. Placing my feet together is not comfortable..big thighs. I just get my feet as close as possible and squeeze in. I think this creates the same feeling of ‘zipping’ things up as described.

Stojkov 4 months ago

Loved this practise with the props, which i'm not usually a big fan of as I sometimes find them a bit 'faffy', but they really helped me feel everything in all the right places. Biggest surprise was that it made such a difference in my planks and lowering towards chaturanga, I always thought that my upper body was the issue but engaging the legs really helped

Rachel Scott 4 months ago

That is a great insight about the legs!! You'll find that the legs are huge helps in backbends like updog, cobra, and wheel, too. :)

MaryRose Metcalfe 5 months ago

I see that we do many practices 2 or 3 times in the ongoing inter. program. Doing this the second time was good. My fezz did pop out a few times when jumping to the front or back of my matt and I got a laugh out of that.

MaryRose Metcalfe 5 months ago

Lots of great technical advice and tips in this practice. Jumping up to the tops of my feet from down ward dog with the block in between my knees was kind of interesting. but I get what this practice is trying to achieve. I love how the block gives me that leg strength.

allijean 6 months ago

This was so amazing! I ended up needing to pause it to warm up my body a little before proceeding, but once I was a little more awakened I learned so much in this short hour and felt so supported in the poses. Thank you!!