Empower Your Boundaries

Rachel Scott
Instructor Rachel Scott
Average: 4.6 (256 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


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 1 year 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 1 year 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. :)

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.

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 1 year 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!!

Namaste, thank you so much.
So grateful to learn a practice to face, redirect, elevate energies and empower boundaries

For others who have low back pain during flexion, it MIGHT be safe to substitute extension, like upward facing dog and triangle pose instead of down dog. But when in doubt, do what you‘re confident will not be unsafe

Take care & stay aware =)

Virginia Rego 1 year ago

Thanks for the tip - my lower back usually seizes up when I do more than one or two sun salutations so will substitute an extension.

tanvi 1 year ago

is there a modification for the block between the thighs? the way my anatomy is, my feet are like double hips width apart and I can't get them closer. not sure if it's the shape of my legs or the thickness of my thighs, but this feels more like strain than strength building.