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Heavenly Hips

Intermediate II

If you want more flexibility around your pelvis, you couldn't find a better class. In 60 minutes you will improve the range of motion in your hips, groin, hip flexors, hamstrings and back. Rachel teaches yoga teachers for a living, which is evident in her style and clarity. She's an incredible instructor to watch, and learning from her is a unique experience.

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Tas
Tas
July 6, 2014
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This is such a GREAT class, it gives me so much energy.
Thanks Rachel !

rml244
rml244
June 23, 2014
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Rachel is such a good teacher. I love her focus on techniques. Thankfully I have carried over her instruction from some of her other classes into this flow, which she gently reinforces. Namaste.

TSpeke
TSpeke
June 19, 2014
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This is an intelligently sequenced flow class filmed at a gorgeous location. Rachel's insightful instruction coupled with the sound of lapping waves in the background make it a delight to re-visit this class time and again. I would love to see a few more of her classes added to your site in the future - ideally filmed in equally idyllic locations! Thanks so much to everyone involved for making such high-quality videos available online - when you live, as I do, in a far-flung corner of the world with no access to a regular class it's especially appreciated.

lblonder
lblonder
June 15, 2014
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Thanks... I'm getting back into yoga after an illness and this was challenging yet perfect to get my hips more open. Rachel is so graceful, it's inspiring... hopefully someday! Love "Do Yoga With Me"

seequinn
seequinn
June 13, 2014
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I've been roller skating recently and did this class to try to open up my hips. I definitely broke a sweat, my hips don't really seem to have much flexibility to the side, so I found side plank with toe-hold impossible to do. Definitely lots to work towards..basic poses such as the final one at 1.01 also are difficult to me, to get far into. Any advice on opening up the hips in that direction some more?

Rachel Scott
Rachel Scott
May 11, 2015
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Hello! To work on opening the hips to the side, figure four pose (lay on back, cross one ankle over the other knee, draw to chest) is an excellent and stable starter. I love this pose, and it's lovely how it supports the spine as you open the hips. Also doing "deer pose" (I suggest doing a quick google for the visual) is a really lovely way to relax into a hip opener. Let me know how it goes! My apologies for such a delayed response - I just discovered commenting :)

sarahsarahster
sarahsarahster
April 28, 2014
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I have practiced along with many different videos on the Do Yoga With Me Site, but this one is my favorite. I would describe my current yoga capability as an advanced beginner, transitioning to intermediate. For my level, this class is the perfect challenge for me. The instruction is excellent and straightforward. It is clear that Rachel has practice & body wisdom that are sometimes lacking in instructors. The flow is invigorating, and I actually break a sweat each time I do it, which I like. I haven't been able to perform the "peak pose" at the end yet, but Rachel inspires me to practice working on it so maybe I will get there one day...

Rachel has developed this unique series using common yoga poses that feels fresh. The rhythm of the class is perfect, building gently enough that my body feels ready for the more challenging poses when they arise. Plus, she threw in a few poses I was not familiar with before watching this video. I love this video!

audreyanne
audreyanne
March 14, 2014
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Really good video for people struggling with sciatica because of pyramidal muscle tightness. Gets pretty hard at the 50th minutes, but I chose to stay in child's pose for a couple minute and relax my inner thights/hips/lower back muscles. Thank you :)

machine
machine
October 23, 2013
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Getting back into yoga after a mountain bike injury. What a fantastic teacher! Rachel, please move to Scotland lol. Thanks for the video rally enjoyed it. Haven't mastered pig pose or shooting feet through arms...... Maybe one day; 0)

ilivelifenow
ilivelifenow
October 21, 2013
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My hips and back are so tight this is just a wonderful class to help keep me open and have a new goal to work toward with some of these poses! Thank you for this class and thanks to my body for allowing me to do what it did!

lolarunner
lolarunner
October 20, 2013
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Ive been having hip problems for a year now and doing this routine, solves my many hip problems. THANK YOU!

kny2004
kny2004
October 14, 2013
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Such great opening and strengthening for the hips. Paced wonderfully to keep the body and mind engaged, with plenty of opportunity to slow down and just enjoy the sensations. Rachel Scott's teaching style is clear and relaxed. I hope to see more from her in the future! I am so happy that I tried this class out. It will definitely be joining my list of favorites.

HashBrown
HashBrown
October 13, 2013
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A really great class, beautifully shot with clear cues. My hips feel so good now. Thank you for posting. Looking to do more of Rachel's classes :-)

yogapazzo
yogapazzo
October 10, 2013
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Love the deep hip openers, twist & balance work! Rachel is an excellent instructor! Feeling glorious!

tlell
tlell
October 2, 2013
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I really enjoyed the very clear and timely cues and the wonderful progression of the class that opened my hips. However, apart from flying pigeon at the end there were no other advanced postures in this class. Thought I'd just share so people know what to expect!

marilyn3rietveld
marilyn3rietveld
October 1, 2013
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I am going to do this class for the second time now in not even a week's time. It has everything I love: hip opening work, hand balancing, leg balancing, twists and the teacher has the down-to-earth instructor style that I love. Just perfect!

a_swan
a_swan
September 28, 2013
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I woke up this morning in need of a hip stretching and found this HEAVENLY CLASS! Boy was it awesome, I had to create an account to just review this class. Though I could not keep up with all the poses, still feels a great class for anyone looking for hip and glute stretch!!
Looking forward to more new Rachel's classes.

meanjean1963
meanjean1963
September 27, 2013
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I was so happy to find this class on my Facebook account early this morning. I love the fact that by "liking" DoYogaWithMe on Facebook keeps me informed when a new class is added. I loved it, and lets just say I found new space in my HIPS that I did not know I had. Thank You, Love & Light Jeannie