Empower Your Boundaries

Rachel Scott
Instructor Rachel Scott
Average: 4.6 (255 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


yogiAndermoser 5 months ago

Beautiful class. I love your cueing, Rachel. The guided focus on specific muscles really helps me feel and become totally absorbed in my practice. My mind is so busy thinking about the inner/outer thigh, that it doesn't have time to go through all the things I have to do today - a beautiful feeling, to be fully focused on what my body is experiencing!

We are one life... 7 months ago

Thank you, Rachel. That was fun. Towards the end of the class though, about 35 m in, my low back started to hurt, and I was wondering if I was missing some subtle motion, engagement, or release. Any idea? (I do have chronic pain in L5S1 because of an injury and discectomy, so it complains sometimes but usually once I engage my core, align, or do upward facing dog, it calms down). Maybe it was the bending

Rachel Scott 7 months ago

LOL - thank you so much, I think that's the best compliment I've ever received!!!

MaryRose Metcalfe 8 months ago

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.

Rachel Scott 7 months ago

Hi Mary Rose!
So glad that you enjoyed the class - yes!! I feel that knee support too and find it helpful as well :)

tiel 11 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 11 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.