Empower Your Boundaries

Rachel Scott
Instructor Rachel Scott
Average: 4.6 (248 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


Stojkov 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 8 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!!

We are one life... 8 months ago

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 7 months 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 9 months 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.

Rachel Scott 9 months ago

Hi Tanvi!
Great question. I'd slide a something thin and durable between the thighs (for the feeling of firm resistance). It could be a thin, large, hardcover book or even a cutting board. The idea is to get the feeling of some hard resistance back so the body goes, AH, I feel that! You can also squeeze the legs together, but I like getting something firmer in there for the feedback. You can just do that in tadasana, and then once you've got the feeling of it, take it out. Let me know how that goes!

kelly-kicks 9 months ago

Nice way to warm up then cool down now to get ready for work
Thank you

Fresh clear mind