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


kavitadrake 3 years ago

I'm sure this is a wonderful class for a bit later. But having just gone through all the previous beginner classes, this was a HUGE jump. There should probably be another step before this. This was way too fast-paced, and it introduced the names of new poses without explanation, which means I was looking at the screen trying to figure out what was going on, instead of just letting my body move. I will likely come back to this later, but for now I'm going to look for something slower for a beginner.

Thanks for all the work you yogis do! I've already improved my chronic hip pain by great bounds, and I'm eager to more fully embrace being an embodied soul.

Reineira 3 years ago

Fantastic and challenging class. I will have to do it again and again. Thank you so much Rachel.

john gibb 3 years ago

Great teaching Rachel! I'm a super newbie, I've been playing around with Yoga and I'm dedicating 2018 to educating myself. Your class is a great start! Thank you so much for your teaching!

AhmetKızıltan 3 years ago

Hello Rachel thank you for this nice class. I want to ask a question. Is it normal to have a little lower back pain after one day from exercise?
Before I had a similar lower back pain after David's another class and it was one day long and gone after one day.

Rachel Scott 3 years ago

Hi Ahmet, while it is normal to experience sensation after physical activity, it's important to evaluate what kind of pain you are feeling. Muscle soreness is normal (it usually fades in 1-3 days) and may indicate that you are simply exercising muscles in a new way. However, sharp pain may be a sign that something isn't being worked properly. I may also suggest that low back aggravation could suggest a weaker core. You may check out the Core Primer series on DYWM for a couple days and see how you feel :)

AhmetKızıltan 3 years ago

Thank you for your quick response Rachel. Pain is gone in 2-3 days after exercise. It was muscle soreness i guess.

nipper 3 years ago

This class required great focus and attention. The instructions were exquisite and the results were my ability to tune into poses in a way that gave me more poise and stability. Much gratitude Rachel!

annedyne 3 years ago

This class echoed and extended many of the things I learned yesterday in the last of a series of amazing beginners classes at a very well-regarded local studio. It was a great 'day after' reminder - and a real workout. This is definitely going into the book-marked list!

aprincy 4 years ago

Thank you for the lovely class; this was just the thing for bringing focus and intention into my regular sun salutations!

sarakoenig 4 years ago

Wow. Wonderful class - and such precise instruction. It was like Rachel knew exactly what adjustments I needed. Fantastic class.